4 pending NY Jets free agents who have earned a new contract

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3. Braxton Berrios

A former waiver claim, Braxton Berrios has been a reliable, useful player for the Jets since joining them back in 2019. The former New England Patriots draft pick has developed into a quality backup slot receiver and effective return man.

Despite a number of additions to the wide receiver position in the offseason, Berrios has managed to maintain a role in the Jets offense this season.

Berrios has 23 catches for 191 yards and a touchdown in nine games this year. He's been durable and consistent, which is part of the reason the Jets coaching staff loves him as much as they do.

Since joining the team, Berrios has not missed a single game and he's given the Jets the reliable return man they've been searching for.

Is he a great player? Of course not. But he's a valuable rotational piece that is a benefit to any NFL roster.

And with Berrios set to hit free agency this offseason, the Jets would be wise to bring him back on some sort of short-term, reasonable deal.

The 26-year-old is in the final year of his rookie contract and will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. With Jamison Crowder set to depart in the offseason, expect the Jets to do what they can to bring Berrios back.

After all, they don't want to go searching for a return man again.