With 19 players set to hit unrestricted free agency, the NY Jets will have their fair share of important decisions to make this offseason. Needless to say, the vast majority of those players aren't going to be returning in 2022.
Some free-agent decisions will be rather difficult. The Jets would love for players like Braxton Berrios and Folorunso Fatukasi to return, but that'll ultimately depend on their price tags.
On the other hand, there are a few players the Jets are likely looking to move on from no matter the price. For one reason or another, the five players on this list have overstayed their welcome in New York and will likely be looking for a new home in free agency.
Let's take a look at five players the Jets are unlikely to re-sign this offseason.
5. Keelan Cole, WR, NY Jets
The Jets had been eyeing former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Keelan Cole for a number of years before they finally signed him to a one-year, $5.5 million contract this past offseason.
The hope was that Cole would provide reliable depth to the Jets' receiving corps, and it's not as if he wasn't given the chance. Cole would start 11 of 15 games played leading all Jets wide receivers with 51 percent of offensive snaps played.
That's right — Keelan Cole played more snaps than any other Jets wide receiver in 2021. That increase in playing time didn't result in production, however, as Cole finished with just 28 catches for 449 yards and a touchdown.
The Jets could bring Cole back on a similar (perhaps cheaper) deal, but it's more likely they turn elsewhere in search of additional depth after his underwhelming 2021 campaign.