The NY Jets made some significant changes to their roster during the 2022 offseason. The team added a number of young building blocks in the 2022 NFL Draft and coupled that with some high-profile free-agent signings.
The likes of Sauce Gardner, Garrett Wilson, Breece Hall, D.J. Reed, Laken Tomlinson, Tyler Conklin, C.J. Uzomah, Jordan Whitehead, and numerous others played key roles for the Jets last season.
However, the addition of those players meant that the Jets had to say goodbye to a number of holdovers. Some of those players went on to find success with their new teams like Morgan Moses, but the majority of them underwhelmed.
Let's take a look at five former Jets who fell short of expectations with their new teams in 2022.
5. Tyler Kroft, TE, San Francisco 49ers
It feels a little unfair to put Tyler Kroft on this list. The San Francisco 49ers didn't sign Kroft last offseason to be anything more than a backup tight end behind George Kittle.
Still, it shouldn't be overlooked that the eight-year NFL veteran finished with the worst numbers of his professional career. Kroft managed just four catches for 57 yards and was limited to only 11 games due to a knee injury.
He's also at least partially responsible for the injury suffered by quarterback Brock Purdy in the NFC Championship Game. Kroft's inability to block Philadelphia Eagles edge rusher Haason Reddick directly led to Purdy's injury.
Now, you could certainly argue that he shouldn't have been placed in that position, to begin with. Still, it seems unlikely that Kroft returns in 2023. The 49ers could do better.