5 NY Jets players who shouldn't be back in 2023
The NY Jets might not undergo quite as much roster turnover this offseason as in previous years, but the team still figures to make a few changes. Some of those changes will be brought about due to financial reasons, while others will strictly be performance-based.
General manager Joe Douglas has managed to completely overhaul the roster during his time with the organization. There are still some changes to be made, but as a whole, the Jets should feel pretty confident in the roster that Douglas has assembled (minus the quarterback position).
The following five players on this list have either underperformed or simply aren't worth the price tag they're being paid or will be paid on the open market. The Jets have better options — both internal and external.
Let's take a look at five players the Jets shouldn't look to bring back in 2023.
5. James Robinson, RB, NY Jets
The Jets traded for James Robinson midseason with the hope that he could adequately fill the massive hole left by the injured Breece Hall. The belief was that Robinson and Michael Carter would create a rock-solid running back duo for the Jets, even with Hall sidelined.
However, Robinson was benched in favor of undrafted rookie Zonovan Knight after just three games. He would finish his Jets season with just 85 yards on 29 carries in four games, averaging less than 3.0 yards per carry.
Knight quickly became the complement the Jets hoped they had acquired in Robinson, and even took over the lead back role at a point. With Hall, Carter, and Knight all set to return in 2023, there just isn't room for Robinson on the roster.
Robinson is a restricted free agent this offseason, meaning it wouldn't cost much to bring him back, but seeing as though he was a healthy inactive for most of his time with the Jets this year, it doesn't make sense to re-sign him.