4 biggest strengths on the NY Jets roster entering 2023

These four position groups are the best on the Jets roster entering the 2023 season
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1. Cornerback

The Jets' defensive line may be stacked, but there are better defensive line groups out there. The same can't be said for the team's cornerback unit.

The Jets have the best cornerback duo and cornerback trio in the NFL. Anyone who says otherwise probably didn't watch the team play last season.

Sauce Gardner exceeded his sky-high expectations in 2022, earning first-team All-Pro honors as a rookie. At just 22 years old, Gardner was quite possibly the best cornerback in the NFL. What he accomplished as a rookie cannot be overstated.

He's not alone, though. D.J. Reed proved to be one of the best value signings of free agency, finishing as a borderline top-10 cornerback himself. It may seem cliche at this point, but Reed is undoubtedly one of the most underrated players in the NFL.

Then there's Michael Carter II, who also happens to be one of the better nickel cornerbacks in the NFL. Carter put together a quality rookie season, but he took a sizable step forward in 2022, finishing as a top 5-10 nickel cornerback in most statistics.

The Jets also have excellent depth behind their three starters. Bryce Hall and Brandin Echols both have starting experience and could realistically push for starting spots on other teams. Their presence can't be overlooked, either.

Simply put, the Jets have the best cornerback room in the NFL. It's been a long time since we could confidently say that about any Jets position group, but that is the reality entering the 2023 season.