5 former NY Jets players who shined with their new team in 2023

These former Jets shined elsewhere in 2023

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The NY Jets experienced plenty of roster turnover last season. The arrival of Aaron Rodgers signified a new era for a Jets organization that was not only looking to return to the postseason for the first time in over a decade but an organization that was hoping to compete for a Super Bowl.

Of course, the Jets' Super Bowl dreams came crashing down just a few plays into the season following Rodgers' Achilles injury. Nonetheless, the direction of the roster was clear.

Some of the players the Jets parted ways with last offseason didn't exactly do much with their new teams. That wasn't the case for the following five players on this list.

Let's take a look at eight former Jets players who did well with their new organizations in 2023.

5. Braden Mann, P, Philadelphia Eagles

It was an easy decision for the Jets to move on from punter Braden Mann last year. The former sixth-round pick had fallen well short of expectations during his three years in New York, which is why it came as little surprise when he was waived in April.

His replacement, Thomas Morstead, was one of the best punters in football last season, so it's not as if the Jets didn't upgrade. To Mann's credit, however, he also put together the best year of his career.

Mann wasn't able to win the Pittsburgh Steelers' punter job in training camp, but he soon found a home in Philadelphia. The former Texas A&M standout ranked sixth in the NFL with a net average of 43.9 yards per punt.

Mann downed a total of 15 punts inside the 20-yard line as compared to just one touchback. He was one of only two punters in the league with at least 40 punts to finish with one or fewer touchbacks.

The Jets likely don't regret their decision to part ways with Mann, but credit to the former college standout for turning his career around with the Eagles.