5 NY Jets with most to prove at 2024 mandatory minicamp

These Jets have a lot to prove this week
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4. Allen Lazard, WR, NY Jets

Perhaps no player on the Jets' roster is more desperate for a bounce-back season than Allen Lazard. The former Green Bay Packers wide receiver came to New York on an expensive four-year, $44 million contract with the expectation that he would serve as a viable WR2 opposite Garrett Wilson.

Instead, Lazard was statistically one of the worst wide receivers in the NFL and ultimately found himself as a healthy scratch on multiple occasions. The Jets were opting to play undrafted rookies over their prized free-agent addition.

The Jets are stuck with Lazard for at least one more year, and the hope is that he can't be much worse than he was in 2023. A lackluster showing during OTAs has inspired much confidence, however.

Lazard will be given every opportunity to prove he deserves a role in an Aaron Rodgers-led offense in 2024. A poor performance during minicamp, though, could further slide him down the depth chart.

3. Haason Reddick, DE, NY Jets

This one is fairly straightforward. Haason Reddick doesn't necessarily have to do anything on the field during minicamp. The spotlight won't be on his performance — media members won't be evaluating how he plays.

Instead, Reddick is on this list for one reason. His attendance (or lack thereof) will be one of the top storylines of the week for the Jets.

Reddick was a no-show at voluntary OTAs, with Jets head coach Robert Saleh insisting that he hasn't had any contact with the former All-Pro pass rusher this spring. It remains unclear if Reddick will be in attendance for mandatory minicamp.

If Reddick doesn't show up for minicamp, the Jets will be able to find him over $50,000 for holding out. All eyes will be on one of the Jets' most notable offseason additions.