5 NY Jets players whose careers went awry in 2023

The 2023 season wasn't kind to these Jets players

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The 2023 season was one of the most disappointing years in recent NY Jets history. The franchise entered the season with legitimate Super Bowl aspirations, only for an untimely injury to their star quarterback to render those dreams shattered.

There were some bright spots, of course. Young players like Sauce Gardner, Garrett Wilson, and Breece Hall continued to establish themselves as true superstars. Others like Quincy Williams and Jermaine Johnson put together breakout campaigns.

Unfortunately, not every player on the Jets roster can say the same. There are a number of players whose disastrous 2023 campaigns leave their future, both with the Jets and elsewhere, uncertain.

Let's take a look at five Jets players whose careers went awry this past season.

5. Dalvin Cook, RB, NY Jets

Dalvin Cook was already washed before the Jets signed him. His 2022 film and all the advanced metrics pointed to an aging running back who was clearly well past his prime, even if the basic box score numbers didn't suggest that.

In 2023, those box score numbers caught up to his film and analytics. The Jets signed Cook to serve as an expensive insurance policy behind Breece Hall while the young running back was working his way back from a torn ACL.

Instead, Cook was statistically the worst running back in football in 2023 and didn't even make it through the season with the team. That's not exactly the role the Jets envisioned for him.

Cook's career was already hanging in the balance when he was signed by the Jets last summer. His 2023 performance confirmed what many already knew: he just doesn't have it anymore.