5 NY Jets players with the most to prove in 2023

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4. Aaron Rodgers, QB, NY Jets

At this point in time, there's little that Aaron Rodgers can do to be considered anything other than a top-10 quarterback to ever play in the NFL, but with rumors of his demise spreading throughout the NFL, nothing would satisfy him more than to have a career resurgence in the Big Apple.

In his short time as a member of the Jets organization, Rodgers has already looked invigorated, and with shades of the four-time MVP quickly returning, we could be in for a career year from the 18-year pro.

With solid weapons on the outside as well as a solid offensive line and a potentially star-studded running back room, Rodgers has all the weapons he could want. Paired with something he never had in Green Bay, a top-five defense, now is the time for him to go capture his second Lombardi Trophy.

3. Laken Tomlinson, OG, NY Jets

Along with their star-studded 2022 NFL Draft class, the Jets picked up some solid veterans last offseason, but one of the biggest failures from that group was Pro Bowl guard Laken Tomlinson, who was expected to be a leader along this young offensive line.

Unfortunately, injuries stunted the chemistry growth of this unit, and it reflected poorly in the play of the former 49er, and now he'll be looking to bounce back in a big way, especially with the presence of a top-tier quarterback now under center.

With the likes of Alijah Vera-Tucker, Mekhi Becton, Duane Brown, Max Mitchell, and Connor McGovern now on the line, if they can stay healthy, the potential is there for this to be one of the best units in the AFC, but that only happens if Tomlinson gets back to that elite level.