5 former NY Jets players who failed with their new teams in 2022
4. Greg Van Roten, OG, Buffalo Bills
Jets fans know very well about Greg Van Roten's struggles with his now-former team. Van Roten started the better part of two seasons with the Jets before being benched in favor of Laurent Duvernay-Tardif in 2021.
The Buffalo Bills signed Van Roten this past offseason to provide veteran depth to their interior offensive line, but he went on to start four games due to injury. In those four games, it became abundantly clear why he's not a starting-caliber option.
Van Roten split his time between center and right guard, finishing with a Pro Football Focus grade of 57.6 which was actually the lowest of his NFL career. Yes, it was worse than his two seasons with the Jets.
The Bills' offensive line issues in 2022 were well documented, and Van Roten was a part of the problem.
3. Marcus Maye, S, New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints signed Marcus Maye to a three-year, $22.5 million last offseason as the former second-round pick departed New York after five seasons with the team.
While the Jets struggled to replace him, they're probably not too upset they didn't re-sign Maye to that deal. The former Florida standout dealt with two separate injuries that limited him to just 10 games. He's now played 10 or fewer games in three of his six NFL seasons.
Maye is also expected to miss time in 2023 due to a suspension, dating back to his 2021 DUI arrest. Combine that with his mediocre on-field performance and the Saints are likely regretting that contract.
John Sigler of Saints Wire recently graded the Maye signing as a retroactive 'D,' citing his injury concerns, his impending suspension, and his lackluster impact this season. The Jets probably dodged a bullet here.