5 NY Jets firmly on the roster bubble entering the summer

These Jets players could be in trouble
Israel Abanikanda
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The NY Jets added quite a few new key pieces to their roster this offseason as the team prepares for a 2024 season in which they expect to compete for a Super Bowl. A postseason berth should be considered a bare minimum expectation for the organization.

That influx of new talent is good news for fans of the Jets who are starved for success after sitting through a 13-season playoff drought. It's also good news for the franchise's hopes of ending said drought.

Unfortunately, increased competition isn't always a good thing for the incumbent players on the roster. New additions could mean that certain members of the team might be fighting for roster spots this summer.

Let's take a look at a handful of Jets players firmly on the roster bubble as we approach training camp in a couple of months.

5. Jarrick Bernard-Converse/Jaylen Key, S, NY Jets

The Jets didn't make any wholesale changes to their safety room in the offseason, instead re-signing the likes of Chuck Clark and Ashtyn Davis while letting Jordan Whitehead walk in free agency.

Clark and Davis are joined by returning starter Tony Adams in what is expected to be a three-way competition for playing time. The team also signed veteran defensive back Isaiah Oliver, and the plan seems to be to move him to safety full-time.

Oliver's position change shakes things up and is likely bad news for 2023 sixth-round pick Jarrick Bernard-Converse and rookie Mr. Irrelevant selection Jaylen Key. Both players could face an uphill battle to make the 53-man roster if the Jets' safeties stay healthy.

Bernard-Converse has cornerback versatility and was a regular on special teams after returning from injury last season, so he might have a slight edge. Either way, both players will be fighting for their jobs this summer.