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4 changes the NY Jets must make including benching a defensive starter

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2. The NY Jets must bench Lamarcus Joyner for Will Parks

Lamarcus Joyner has been one of the NFL's worst safeties through the first three weeks of the season. While his Week 3 performance wasn't quite as terrible as his first two games, the bar was set on the floor.

Joyner's abysmal 29.1 Pro Football Focus grade ranked 111th out of 113 safeties to play at least one offensive snap through the first two weeks of the season. That's how bad he's been.

We're talking missed tackles, blown coverage assignments, and just overall poor positioning. At this point, it's hard to imagine the Jets downgrading with any replacement, but it just so happens that they have a worthy alternative on the roster in the form of Will Parks.

Will Parks is a good NFL player and he was the best free safety on the Jets' roster throughout the summer. Parks stepped in and played three games for the Jets down the stretch last season, finishing with a 78.7 PFF grade.

It's not as if Parks is inexperienced either. The 28-year-old has 77 career games and 20 NFL starts under his belt dating back to his time with the Denver Broncos. Yet, for whatever reason, the Jets clearly see him as little more than a special teamer.

The Jets already discarded one of their promising options at free safety when they cut Jason Pinnock this summer. They can't make the same mistake again with Parks. Joyner has to go.

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