The NY Jets enter this offseason with decisions to make on 18 unrestricted free agents and five restricted free agents. Some of those decisions will be rather easy, while others will require a bit more consideration.
The Jets will likely look to bring back players like Bryce Huff, Greg Zuerlein, Mike White, etc., but given the team's tight cap situation, difficult decisions will have to be made.
Fortunately, not every decision is difficult. Some players set to hit the open market are obvious candidates to move on from. Whether due to age, performance, or a host of other factors, the Jets should not look to re-sign any of the five players on this list.
Let's take a look at five pending free agents the Jets should definitely part ways with this offseason.
5. Joe Flacco, QB, NY Jets
Simply put, there is no place for Joe Flacco on the Jets' roster in 2023. Flacco has spent the majority of the last three seasons with the Jets serving a role as an experienced backup and veteran mentor.
The 15-year NFL veteran started the first three games of the season this year with Zach Wilson dealing with a knee injury. It became abundantly clear, however, that Flacco was a shell of his former self. In fact, he looked like a shell of that shell at times.
The Jets will be adding a veteran quarterback this offseason, and there's no scenario that they can bring back Flacco as the primary backup. It doesn't make sense for him to be rostered as a third-stringer either, especially if Wilson is still hanging around.
The Jets will not re-sign Flacco this offseason. Even if he doesn't opt to retire, he won't be back with the Jets.