4. Connor McGovern, OL, NY Jets
Connor McGovern may not seem like an obvious re-sign candidate for the Jets this offseason, but he's someone the team should look to keep around. At the very least, he can be quality offensive line depth in 2024.
The Jets somewhat surprisingly re-signed McGovern this past offseason to a dirt-cheap one-year, $1.9 million contract with the expectation that he would compete for the starting center job.
McGovern started the first seven games for the Jets before suffering a season-ending knee injury. Rookie Joe Tippmann stepped in and seemed to solidify himself as the center of the future.
Given that McGovern was re-signed to a backup-caliber contract last offseason, it's fair to assume the Jets could bring him back at a similar price this spring. The Jets need quality offensive line depth, and his interior versatility could be pretty valuable.
3. Chuck Clark, S, NY Jets
The Jets' acquisition of Chuck Clark was one of the savviest moves general manager Joe Douglas made last offseason. Unfortunately, the Jets never got to see Clark in action, as he suffered a season-ending torn ACL in OTAs.
Clark likely would have been the best safety on the Jets' roster entering the 2023 season, and his absence was definitely felt in the back end of the defense. The Jets would be wise to re-sign him this offseason.
Clark appeared in 96 of a possible 98 games in his NFL career prior to this past season, so it's not as if he has a lengthy injury history. He's also been one of the best tackling safeties in the league, which is something the Jets could desperately use in their secondary.