The NY Jets are expected to turn over every stone when it comes to improving their roster this offseason. How could they not?
Following a 4-13 season in 2021, the current Jets regime needs to start translating offseason success into on-field success. The NFL is a results-driven business, and six wins in two years isn't going to cut it.
General manager Joe Douglas knows this, which is why he's hinted at a more aggressive approach this offseason. Most assume that aggression could come on the trade market, but that's not the only opportunity Douglas will likely look to take advantage of.
Every year, teams see a number of players that they hoped would hit the open market ultimately snatched up by their respective franchises, either via extensions of franchise tags. But the inverse is also true.
Players who weren't expected to become free agents get released in cost-saving moves. The Jets were able to capitalize on this last June when they signed the recently-released Morgan Moses to a one-year deal.
Moses would go on to start virtually the entire season at right tackle, doing an admirable job in the process. Who could be this year's Morgan Moses for the Jets? Or, more importantly, could they do even better?
Let's take a look at five high-profile stars who could find themselves as cap casualties this offseason.