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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2. Chuck Clark, S, NY Jets

One of the savviest moves of the Jets' entire 2023 offseason was the Chuck Clark trade. The same is true about the 2024 offseason for the team's decision to re-sign him earlier this month.

Clark, who had never missed a game due to injury in his entire Jets career, suffered a torn ACL during OTAs, sidelining him for the entire 2023 season. The Jets' safety room struggled at points last year, and it's fair to suggest that they missed Clark.

The former Baltimore Ravens defensive captain is one of the best tackling safeties in the NFL, an area that should hopefully improve following the departure of Jordan Whitehead.

Clark raises the floor of the Jets' safety room significantly and should play an important role in the team's defense in 2024. The fact that the Jets have him under contract this season for less than $2 million is the cherry on top.

1. Tyler Conklin, TE, NY Jets

Tyler Conklin is one of the most underrated players on the Jets' roster. In what was a disastrous offensive season for the Jets, Conklin quietly put together the best year of his career.

The Central Michigan product finished with 61 catches for 621 yards — both of which were career highs. His 71.0 catch rating was the fourth-highest among all tight ends in the NFL, per ESPN Analytics.

Conklin's 1.6 percent drop rate was the second-lowest of any tight end with at least 50 targets last season. He also hauled in nearly 67 percent of his contested catch attempts, the third-highest among all qualified tight ends.

Conklin has quietly developed into an excellent supplementary option in the Jets' passing game. He could be primed for a breakout season with Aaron Rodgers as his quarterback in 2024.

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