5 NY Jets who are fighting for their future jobs in Week 18

These five Jets have a lot to play for on Sunday
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4. Ashtyn Davis, S, NY Jets

Ashtyn Davis has been one of the Jets' most surprising success stories this season. The former third-round pick was seen as a roster-bubble player in each of the last two summers, and it was somewhat surprising to see him stick around in 2023.

The Jets valued Davis' versatility on special teams, but he's proven this season that he deserves a role on defense. The Cal product has developed a knack for the big play, racking up two interceptions and three fumble recoveries in just 16 percent of the Jets' defensive snaps this season.

Davis is set to be a free agent in the offseason, and his breakout 2023 season might have earned him some extra money. Perhaps that money comes from the Jets, who decide to re-sign him in the offseason.

Davis will have an opportunity to put a stamp on what has been an impressive season for the California native in Week 18. It's a safe bet to assume that he'll find a way to maximize his snaps.

3. Bryce Huff, DE, NY Jets

Speaking of breakout seasons, Bryce Huff has earned himself a lot of money this year. The Jets have seemingly done everything to replace Huff in their defense, but he's proven this year that he's irreplaceable.

Huff has developed into a true three-down edge rusher, posting a career-high eight sacks and 60 total pressures this season. He's gone from situational pass rusher to an every-down starter in 2023.

Huff's production has slipped a little in recent weeks, however. After recording four or more pressures in seven of his first eight games, Huff hasn't reached that mark in a game since Week 9.

Still, Huff remains in line for a massive payday this spring. He will have one final opportunity to prove to the Jets that he's worth that money this Sunday.