5 players the NY Jets should not re-sign this offseason
4. Vinny Curry, DE, NY Jets
Another veteran who seems unlikely to return is Vinny Curry. Curry deserves a ton of credit for how he was able to bounce back from a rare blood disorder that cost him the entire 2021 season.
The Jets originally signed Curry in March of 2021, reuniting the longtime Philadephia Eagles defensive end with Joe Douglas and providing the Jets with much-needed pass rush depth.
Unfortunately, Curry didn't play in 2021 because of his aforementioned health issue, and many expected him to simply retire as a result. That wasn't the case, however, as Curry returned in 2022 after the Jets re-signed him.
Curry would go on to appear in 11 games for the Jets in 2022, although he failed to record a sack for the first time in his career. The 34-year-old was a replacement-level player. There's nothing wrong with that, but given the depth on the roster, it doesn't make much sense to bring him back.
The Jets should be focused on giving more snaps to young players like Bryce Huff, Jermaine Johnson, and Micheal Clemons. Handing Curry 20-30 percent of snaps a game just isn't best for that defense.
Huff, Johnson, and Clemons all outperformed Curry in 2022, so as much as the Jets love his veteran leadership in the locker room, it's probably best for the Jets to get their best players on the field.
If the Jets want to add to their defensive line depth this offseason, they can, especially if they part ways with Carl Lawson. But they could do better than Curry, given his production this past season.