5 NY Jets players who shouldn't be back in 2023

Justin Fried
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4. Corey Davis, WR, NY Jets

Corey Davis is still under contract with the Jets in 2023, but that might not be the case for much longer. The former top-five pick has struggled to stay healthy in his two seasons with the Jets, and his inconsistencies on the field haven't done him any favors either.

Davis has missed 12 of a possible 34 games over the last two years and he has just 66 catches for 1,028 yards over that timeframe. He was originally signed to be the team's de facto WR1, but it quickly became apparent that he wasn't cut out for that role.

Davis' first season with the Jets was arguably the worst of his career. The former Tennessee Titans wideout dropped five passes in just nine games and finished with a career-worst 8.5 drop percentage.

Injuries once again plagued Davis' second season with the Jets, and while he proved to be a bit more consistent, especially on third downs, he was mostly an afterthought in the offense.

Davis is set to carry a cap hit of $11.67 million into 2023, but the Jets could move on at any time with under $1 million in dead cap. It's possible they look to bring him back on a cheaper deal, but it's probably in the best interest of both sides to move on and search for a more reliable replacement.

The likes of Allen Lazard and JuJu Smith-Schuster could be worthwhile free-agent targets while the 2023 NFL Draft is expected to have a lot of wide receiver value on Day 2. The Jets could explore both options to replace Davis.

There's an argument to be made in favor of keeping Davis, but it seems more likely that the Jets are ready to move on.