The NY Jets have experienced plenty of roster turnover since Joe Douglas joined the organization, and that turnover continued this past offseason with a number of now-former players departing.
The current iteration of the Jets roster looks almost unrecognizable from the one Douglas inherited back in June of 2019. There are a few remaining holdovers, but the majority of the roster consists of Douglas acquisitions.
This offseason continued that turnover as, with an influx of new talent, the Jets said goodbye to a few notable players from their 2021 roster. Most of those departures, however, weren't exactly surprising.
Let's take a look at six players the Jets were right to move on from this offseason.
6. Greg Van Roten, OG, NY Jets
Greg Van Roten is one of just two players on this list who did not depart through free agency and was instead unceremoniously released by the team. And much like the other player we'll discuss shortly, his release didn't come as much of a surprise.
Van Roten joined the Jets in 2020 and became the team's starting right guard that year. He was alright in his first season with the team, a below-average starter at a reasonable price.
The Long Island native took a step back in 2021 and, at the time of his benching, led all right guards in pressures allowed. Van Roten lost his job to midseason acquisition Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and later free-agent signing Laken Tomlinson this offseason.
Following the addition of former Philadelphia Eagles guard Nate Herbig, the Jets opted to release Van Roten and free up over $3 million in cap space. The Jets do remain open to bringing him back at some point, but most fans aren't exactly clamoring for that to happen.