4 free agents the NY Jets should kick to the curb this offseason

The Jets should NOT re-sign these four free agents

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NY Jets, Mekhi Becton / Chris Pedota, NorthJersey.com / USA
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The NY Jets will have a decision to make on 22 unrestricted free agents this offseason. For players like Thomas Morstead and Ashtyn Davis, it's easy to see the Jets having interest in bringing them back.

But that won't be the case for all of the team's pending free agents. The Jets may be running it back with the same regime in 2024, but their roster will look slightly different.

Whether you're the defending Super Bowl champs or one of the worst teams in football, each NFL offseason promises a wave of roster turnover for every organization. The Jets will be no different this year.

Here is a look at four players the Jets should absolutely not look to re-sign this offseason. Be it because of poor play or declining production, the Jets would be better off letting these four players walk.

4. Randall Cobb, WR, NY Jets

One of the many Aaron Rodgers/Nathaniel Hackett guys brought in from Green Bay, the assumption when Randall Cobb was signed was that he would be little more than a fifth or sixth wide receiver on the Jets.

A Corey Davis retirement and Mecole Hardman trade later, and suddenly Cobb was thrust into a starting role with the Jets. Not that anyone would've known as, despite playing a whopping 210 offensive snaps in 2023, Cobb finished with just five catches for 39 yards.

Cobb was a complete nonfactor for the Jets this past season and soon found himself phased out of the offense in favor of undrafted free agents Jason Brownlee, Xavier Gipson, and even Irvin Charles.

The Jets need to find ways to upgrade their wide receiver room in the offseason, and bringing back a soon-to-be 34-year-old Randall Cobb wouldn't help that cause. The last ride is over.