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

NY Jets, Jamison Crowder
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NY Jets, Jamison Crowder
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1. Jamison Crowder, WR, NY Jets

Jamison Crowder has served the Jets well over the last three years. One of the few successful Mike Maccagnan free-agent signings, Crowder led the Jets in receiving in both 2019 and 2020 before taking on more of a backseat role in 2021.

He still finished with a respectable 51 catches for 447 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games, but it was clear that Crowder wasn't really in the Jets' long-term plans. In fact, that's been clear since last spring.

The addition of Elijah Moore made Crowder expendable and the Jets essentially forced him to take a pay cut prior to the start of the 2021 season. Now a free agent, it's hard to imagine a return is in the cards.

At 28-years-old, Crowder undoubtedly still has plenty left in the tank. He's a rock-solid slot receiver who can play an important role in a number of offenses around the league.

But the Jets are looking to get younger at the position, and they don't need a veteran like Crowder stealing snaps away from players like Elijah Moore or any receiver they add in the 2022 NFL Draft.

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Expect Crowder to have a healthy market this offseason, but don't anticipate the Jets being involved. This partnership has run its course.