5 underrated NY Jets players who could make a massive impact next season

Don't overlook these five Jets players in 2024

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The NY Jets have managed to put together a roster that seems primed to contend for a Super Bowl in 2024 if all goes according to plan. The team went into the offseason with a number of roster holes to fill, and to this point, it's hard to fault the work of general manager Joe Douglas.

Douglas has supplemented a young core of budding stars with a host of veteran additions this offseason, creating a well-rounded roster with few notable weak spots.

The Jets legitimately have one of the more talented rosters in the NFL, at least on paper. On such a loaded roster, there are bound to be players who get overlooked. Those are the players we'll be taking a look at here.

The following five players may be flying a little under the radar right now, but all of them have the potential to play a key role for the Jets in 2024.

5. Tyrod Taylor, QB, NY Jets

The Jets have consistently undervalued the backup quarterback in recent years, and in 2023, it finally came back to bite them. Aaron Rodgers tore his Achilles four plays into the season, forcing the Jets to lean on Zach Wilson and a host of other less-than-stellar QB options.

The Jets sought to correct their prior wrongs this offseason, signing veteran backup Tyrod Taylor to a sizable contract in free agency. Taylor will serve as Rodgers' primary backup, giving the Jets a capable quarterback insurance policy for the first time in years.

The hope is that Rodgers can stay healthy throughout 2024, but it can't be ignored that he's a 40-year-old quarterback coming off a torn Achilles. It should also be noted that only nine quarterbacks in the entire NFL started all 17 games last season.

Quarterback injuries are at an all-time high, and if Rodgers is forced to miss time at any point next season, the Jets will be thankful they paid top dollar to secure one of the better backup QBs in the league.