1. Braden Mann, P, NY Jets
The Jets need a new punter. In reality, Braden Mann has been an issue for the Jets for some time now, but it's become abundantly clear this season. He's just not consistent enough.
Braden Mann will finish the season ranked 28th in net yards per punt (40.5), ranked ninth-worst in percentage of punts pinned inside the 20-yard line (29.5%), and fourth-worst in total touchbacks with eight.
Despite the Jets possessing two excellent gunners in Justin Hardee and Brandin Echols, Mann ranked fourth-worst in the NFL in return yards conceded. He's a below-average punter and someone the Jets should look to move on from.
The Jets had their opportunity last offseason when Mann was injured. They signed former Pro Bowl punter Thomas Morstead, only to cut him once Mann returned.
Morstead ranks sixth-best in percentage of punts downed inside the 20-yard line and had just two touchbacks all year. He remains one of the better punters in the NFL.
Mann is still under contract for 2023 and will be making just $1 million, but the Jets need to find a way to upgrade this offseason. At the very least, they need to bring in legitimate competition.
The Jets' special teams, as a whole, wasn't bad in 2022, but Mann's inconsistencies caused his team to lose the field position battle far too often. An upgrade shouldn't be too hard to find.
The Jets can do better than Braden Mann. Sunday's game should be his last with the organization that drafted him.