5 potential breakout candidates for the NY Jets in 2022

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4. Jordan Whitehead is ready to lead the NY Jets' secondary in 2022

Speaking of underrated offseason moves, the Jets' ability to replace Marcus Maye with Super Bowl champion Jordan Whitehead may have been one of the single best signings by any team over the past few months.

Whitehead is capable of doing everything at the safety position, and with veteran Lamarcus Joyner on the squad too, he will be getting some great advice and leadership to lead this team into the future.

Lots of Jets fans still like to take shots at Jamal Adams, but as the years have gone by, most have gotten over his departure. Now, the Jets have a genuine, play-making safety who can change the game and lead this team in the secondary.

He may never become one of the best safeties in the game, but Jordan Whitehead can do it all. If this defense can stay healthy, there's no reason why he shouldn't be up for consideration for a spot in the Pro Bowl in 2022.

3. Elijah Moore could represent the NY Jets at the 2022 Pro Bowl

When the Jets drafted Elijah Moore in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, it was a move overlooked by many around the league. Fortunately for Jets fans, it looks like they've struck gold as Moore flashed plenty of star potential in his rookie season.

That rookie campaign was hindered and ultimately ended by injury, but for a significant stretch, he was putting up numbers comparable to some of the most elite players in the entire NFL.

The Jets added plenty more offensive weapons this offseason to spread the touches around, but if Moore can appear in close to all 17 of the team's games in 2022, he should be able to put up Pro Bowl-level numbers.

Garrett Wilson, drafted No. 10 overall in 2022 will be great for this team early in his career, along with Braxton Berrios and Corey Davis, but at this point, it's clear that the electric Elijah Moore is the clear star of this Jets wide receiver group.