5 former NY Jets players who signed with rival teams this offseason

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2. Former NY Jets WR Braxton Berrios signed with the Miami Dolphins

Former Jets wide receiver Braxton Berrios is returning to the place where he played college ball as he signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins on Thursday.

Berrios was released by the Jets in a cost-saving move earlier this month, the only cap casualty the Jets have made at the time of writing. Hopes were high for Berrios in 2022 following an impressive 2021 campaign that saw him earn All-Pro honors as a return specialist.

Unfortunately, Berrios regressed significantly this past season. He wasn't the same reliable depth receiver that he had been in the past, dropping three passes in 2022 after dropping just four total in his three prior seasons in the NFL.

Berrios is a great fit in the Dolphins offense, and I'm sure it helped that he was able to return "home" to Miami. It also doesn't hurt that he's reuniting with both Dan Feeney and the last player on our list.

1. Former NY Jets QB Mike White signed with the Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins made it a trifecta, signing former Jets quarterback Mike White to a two-year, $8 million contract with an additional $8 million to be earned in incentives.

White is from Florida and grew up just 22 miles north of Miami, so much like Berrios, this is a bit of a homecoming of sorts. He receives an incentive-laden deal with a clear path for playing time in the case Tua Tagovailoa's injury woes resurface.

White gave the Jets numerous memorable moments in just two seasons with the team. From his Hall-of-Fame performance against the Cincinnati Bengals in 2021 to his dominant showing against the Chicago Bears this year, White had a noteworthy stint with the Jets.

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The Jets could still look to add a backup quarterback behind Aaron Rodgers with White now out of the picture. The opportunity and money just weren't going to be there for White in New York.