5 former NY Jets starters who might be done in the NFL

These former Jets might be headed to retirement
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The age-idiom states that the NFL fittingly stands for "Not For Long." Considering that the average NFL career only lasts around 3.3 years, that's a pretty apropos representation.

It isn't uncommon to see players go from regular starter to out of the league within a few short years. The NY Jets have plenty of examples of this happening in recent memory.

The Jets have undergone quite a bit of roster transformation over the last half-decade, resulting in a number of former players being given their walking papers. Many of those players are either already out of the league or are knocking on the door of retirement.

The latter are the players we're set to analyze in this list. Let's take a look at five former Jets starters who might have played their final snap in the NFL. For reference, we're only looking at players who played in the NFL last season.

5. Tyler Kroft, TE, NY Jets

Remember Tyler Kroft? The longtime NFL tight end might only be a brief footnote in Jets history, but he was technically a starting tight end for Gang Green during the 2021 season.

Kroft appeared in nine games for the Jets that year, registering six starts and playing over 60 percent of snaps in games he was active, before suffering a chest injury. He hauled in just 16 catches for 173 yards and a touchdown.

Kroft has managed to carve out a nine-year career primarily as a blocking tight end, most recently appearing in eight games for the Miami Dolphins in 2023, although he failed to record a single stat.

At 31 years old, Kroft has battled injuries for most of his career and has caught just four passes since leaving the Jets. It feels like his NFL career is coming to an end in the very near future.