5 players the NY Jets are unlikely to re-sign this offseason

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3. Jarrad Davis, LB, NY Jets

The Jets turned some heads when they made former Detroit Lions draft bust Jarrad Davis one of the first signings of the entire offseason. Davis was fresh off a disappointing tenure in Detroit that saw him demoted to a part-time role before being let go after just four seasons.

Still, the Jets believed that they could harness Davis' natural athleticism and help him realize his potential in their defensive scheme. Ultimately, they were proven wrong rather quickly.

Davis was sidelined for the first half of the season with an ankle injury, and upon his return, he was immediately thrust into the starting lineup. It didn't take too long for the Jets to regret that decision, however.

Davis was a complete liability, and after just three games, the 27-year-old found himself benched in favor of waiver-wire pickup Quincy Williams who had impressed in his absence earlier in the year.

The Jets hoped that Davis could revitalize his career in New York while holding down one of their starting linebacker positions. Instead, he started just a handful of games and was benched in favor of a player they claimed off waivers following roster cuts.

Needless to say, don't expect Jarrad Davis to be in the Jets' linebacker plans for 2022. This was a one-and-done misstep from Joe Douglas.