The NY Jets have done an excellent job of restocking their roster with talent over the last few offseasons. And after years of losing, the results of their labor are finally starting to show.
This Jets team is 3-2 entering the middle of October, and it's not because they've gotten lucky. The Jets have a talented roster led by a number of young, promising building blocks.
While the Jets do have ample depth at a number of key positions, another product of proper roster building, there are a few players who are simply irreplaceable. Guys who, if they were to go down with an injury, couldn't be replaced no matter the depth the team had.
Those are the players we're set to talk about today. Let's take a look at the five most irreplaceable players on the Jets roster. But first, a few honorable mentions.
- Elijah Moore/Garrett Wilson/Corey Davis
The Jets have a talented trio of wide receivers in Elijah Moore, Garrett Wilson, and Corey Davis, but the presence of all three helps soften the blow of one injury. That's why none of them make this list.
- C.J. Mosley
C.J. Mosley is one of the most important vocal leaders for the Jets on and off the field. He's not the player he used to be, but his leadership still makes him a vital part of the roster. That said, he's just not as much of a difference-maker as some of his other teammates.
- Zach Wilson
It's difficult to leave Zach Wilson off this list seeing as he is the designated quarterback of the future, but it feels a bit premature to say he's "irreplaceable." The Jets can't really afford to lose Wilson, but it's too early to say that he can't be replaced.
- Carl Lawson
Carl Lawson is finally beginning to find his groove after a slow start to his Jets career. He was a dominant force in Week 5 and is inarguably one of the best players on the roster, but the Jets have enough defensive end depth to cover their bases.