The NY Jets managed to simultaneously overachieve and underachieve in the 2022 season. Their 7-4 start to the season proved that the Jets were ahead of schedule and had many excited about a potential return to the playoffs.
Unfortunately, the team's late-season collapse, spurred on by dreadful offensive performances that resulted in six straight losses to close out the campaign, ultimately left a sour taste in the mouths of many.
Teams don't just lose six consecutive games without numerous players falling short of expectations, and that was absolutely the case with the Jets this season. Quite a few players managed to disappoint.
Let's take a look at seven players who disappointed the most for the Jets this season.
7. Braxton Berrios, WR, NY Jets
When the Jets re-signed fan-favorite Braxton Berrios to a two-year, $12 million deal in the offseason, most rejoiced. Berrios was fresh off a 2021 season that saw him named first-team All-Pro as a kick returner while finishing second on the team in total catches.
Most expected Berrios to fill a similar role with the Jets in 2022, even with the team's revamped wide receiver room. What followed, however, was a disastrous campaign from Berrios who was essentially a net negative for the organization.
Berrios struggled mightily as a returner and made numerous bone-headed decisions on punts over the latter half of the season. His 62.8 Pro Football Focus grade ranked him as the 93rd wide receiver in football out of 123 qualifiers.
He trailed only Denzel Mims in drop rate among wide receivers on the Jets, including a brutal drop in the end zone that cost the team a victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 13.
Berrios was straight-up bad in 2022, and it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Jets cut him to save some money. They can replicate his production with a cheaper option.