5 NY Jets who could lose their jobs after 2024 NFL Draft

These Jets could lose their jobs
Tyler Conklin and Allen Lazard
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2. Tyler Conklin, TE, NY Jets

Tyler Conklin is a very good tight end and one of the most underrated players on the Jets' roster. Conklin ranks top-10 in tight end receiving yards over the last two seasons and was genuinely one of the better players at his position in the NFL last year.

He's on this list for one reason, however. That reason is Brock Bowers.

The standout Georgia tight end is widely seen as a potential top-15 pick in this year's draft and remains one of the most likely targets for the Jets in the first round. Tight end isn't necessarily a need for the Jets, but Bowers' talent might be too much to pass on.

You could also include 2022 draft pick Jeremy Ruckert at this spot, seeing as he would be relegated to TE3 if the Jets drafted Bowers. Nonetheless, Conklin's role as the Jets' starter could be in danger if Bowers is on the board when his team picks later this month.

1. Allen Lazard, WR, NY Jets

The Jets signed Allen Lazard to a whopping four-year, $44 million contract last offseason, giving him the most overall and guaranteed money of any wide receiver in his free-agent class. It's safe to say they regret that decision a year later.

Lazard was a disaster in his first season with the Jets, finishing with just 23 catches for 311 yards while finding himself as a healthy scratch on a number of occasions. While he's technically still penciled in as the team's WR3, that seems likely to change.

The Jets remain active in the free-agent wide receiver market and are expected to address the position in a loaded draft class this month. That could come as early as the first round.

Lazard should be better with Aaron Rodgers throwing him passes in 2024, but that doesn't mean the Jets won't search for his replacement in the draft. His status is far from secure.