4 underrated moves the NY Jets made in the 2022 offseason

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1. The NY Jets sign Jacob Martin

The Jets have such a stacked defensive line that it's easy for players to get lost in the shuffle. Not only are there high-profile names such as Quinnen Williams and Carl Lawson, but the team's depth — specifically at defensive end — is unmatched by most teams.

That's why a player like Jacob Martin has received such little fanfare.

The Jets signed Martin to a team-friendly, three-year, $13.5 million contract this offseason with the hope that he could provide further depth to a very talented pass-rush rotation.

At just 26 years old, Martin is coming off a career year that saw him rack up four sacks and 38 pressures in 17 games with the Houston Texans. He's very much a young pass-rusher on the rise.

The undersized Martin is a perfect fit for the Jets' high-intensity defensive scheme that asks a lot of their defensive linemen. His motor always runs hot and his athleticism could help in thrive in Robert Saleh's defense.

No, he isn't going to receive the same amount of attention as players like Lawson, John Franklin-Myers, or Jermaine Johnson, but given the frequency at which the Jets rotate their defensive linemen, Martin should receive plenty of opportunities.

Young pass rushers typically don't come cheap on the open market, which is why it's so impressive the Jets were able to land Martin for under $5 million per year.

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Don't be surprised if Martin becomes one of the most underrated, important members of the Jets' pass rush in 2022.