5 reasons to be nervous about the NY Jets in 2023

What could possibly go wrong for the Jets in 2023? We'll tell you...
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4. Potential Aaron Rodgers regression

The Jets traded for Aaron Rodgers with the belief that they were landing a player who is still one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. It's impossible to ignore the step back he took in 2022, however.

Of course, there are valid reasons for this. Rodgers dealt with a thumb injury on his throwing hand for most of the season and didn't exactly have the most impressive supporting cast.

It's impossible to say how much of Rodgers' statistical regression last season was a product of external circumstances and how much was a product of the natural aging process.

There isn't a strong track record of quarterbacks succeeding in the NFL at the age of 39, but Rodgers has been an anomaly his entire career. Still, there should at least be some concern that the decline has begun.

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3. The NY Jets have questionable WR depth

I've been banging the table all offseason for the Jets to add a true upgrade to their wide receiver room, and the surprise retirement of Corey Davis only further highlights a problem the team has.

Garrett Wilson is a star, but the other wide receivers on the Jets' roster leave a lot to be desired. Allen Lazard is a weak WR2 and probably more of a WR3. Randall Cobb appears to be in line to be the starting slot receiver, and he's probably best as a WR4 or WR5 at this stage. Mecole Hardman is a borderlone WR3/WR4.

The Jets are one Garrett Wilson injury away from having one of the worst wide receiver rooms in the NFL. Expect the team to be active near the trade deadline, with names such as Mike Evans and Davante Adams discussed in rumors.

Right now, however, it's a real concern. The Jets have very little wide receiver depth behind their young star.