1. Bryce Huff, DE, NY Jets
Bryce Huff was legitimately one of the most efficient pass rushers in the NFL last season. The former undrafted free agent recorded a 25.6 percent pass-rush win rate which was the highest among every edge defender in football, per Pro Football Focus.
His pressure rate was higher than bonafide superstars such as Myles Garrett, T.J. Watt, Micah Parsons, and even Nick Bosa. It's hard to overstate how effective Huff was in a part-time role in 2022.
Despite this, he doesn't have a defined role entering the 2023 season. In fact, it seems likely that he will begin the year as a healthy scratch on game days, assuming full health for the Jets' defensive line.
The Jets essentially drafted Will McDonald to fill Huff's role in his first year. Carl Lawson, John Franklin-Myers, Jermaine Johnson, and Micheal Clemons will all be active on game days as part of the rotation. The same goes for defensive tackles Quinnen Williams, Al Woods, Quinton Jefferson, and probably Solomon Thomas as well.
Huff was genuinely great in 2022, but there isn't a spot for him in this Jets' defensive line rotation. Combine that with the fact that he's set to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the year, and it would make sense to explore trade possibilities.
Teams have reportedly called the Jets about trade offers for Huff, and while nothing has materialized to this point, it wouldn't be shocking in the slightest if an agreement was eventually reached.
The Jets have simply buried Bryce Huff on the depth chart. A split makes a ton of sense for both parties.