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

NY Jets, Braxton Berrios
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2. Braxton Berrios, WR, NY Jets

Corey Davis isn't the only wide receiver the Jets could consider releasing this offseason. It would probably make just as much sense to move on from Braxton Berrios in search of a cheaper alternative.

Most fans applauded when the Jets re-signed Berrios to a two-year, $12 million contract last offseason. He was seen as one of the best return specialists in football and a quality depth receiver.

Unfortunately, Berrios failed to recapture that same magic in 2022. The former New England Patriots sixth-round pick didn't return a punt longer than 22 yards and averaged just 23.1 yards per kick return.

Combine that with the numerous mistakes Berrios made as a punt returner that cost the Jets valuable yards in field position, and it's probably safe to say that he was a below-average return man in 2022.

On top of that, Berrios regressed as an offensive contributor as well. Despite dropping just four passes in 48 career games prior to 2022, Berrios was tagged with three more drops this season, including one that might have cost the Jets a victory against the Minnesota Vikings.

Berrios has a cap hit of $8.23 million in 2023, but the Jets can save $5 million by releasing him. They could likely find a replacement who could replicate Berrios' production at a cheaper price.

The Jets could realistically overhaul their wide receiver room a little this offseason, and Davis and Berrios could both be cap casualties as a result.