3. Ryan Griffin, TE, NY Jets
One player who seems very likely to have played his final game with the Jets is tight end Ryan Griffin. The Jets essentially punted on the tight end position this past offseason.
With so many needs, it was impossible to address everything in one offseason, although they did try to sign Jonnu Smith in free agency. Nonetheless, expect the Jets to overhaul their tight end room this offseason.
That overhaul should include the departure of Griffin who is entering the final year of a three-year, $10.8 million extension he signed with the team back in 2019.
Griffin is set to hold a cap hit of $3.28 million in 2021, but with $0 in guaranteed money remaining on his deal, the Jets should have no trouble cutting ties.
Releasing Griffin saves the Jets the full $3.28 million remaining on his contract and that money could easily be allocated toward more valuable assets. Griffin just isn't a very effective player at this stage.
He's had a surprisingly productive stint in New York hauling in 70 catches for 667 yards and seven touchdowns in 42 games over three years. But it's time for the Jets to go in a different direction.
Don't expect Ryan Griffin to still be on the Jets' roster come Week 1 of 2022.