7 NY Jets players who disappointed the most in the 2022 season

Justin Fried
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4. Lamarcus Joyner, S, NY Jets

Lamarcus Joyner was the weakest link, aside from quarterback, on the Jets' roster in 2022. The veteran defensive back was re-signed in the offseason after his first year in New York ended after just nine defensive snaps.

Expectations weren't super high for Joyner given his recent track record, but the hope was that he could provide the Jets with a capable, affordable stop-gap free safety option. That didn't prove to be the case.

Joyner was a disaster for the better part of the season. His 57.0 Pro Football Focus grade ranked 70th among 87 qualified safeties. He was one of only three qualified safeties with a PFF coverage grade below 55.0 and a missed-tackle rate above 14 percent.

Joyner was equal parts ineffective in coverage as he was in run defense. The Jets will move on and look to quickly forget this mess of a season from their safeties.

3. Elijah Moore, WR, NY Jets

It was a roller coaster of a 2022 season for Elijah Moore, who went from promising second-year breakout candidate to offensive outcast to disgruntled trade requester to a rotational role in the offense. There was a bit of everything for Moore this season.

Ultimately, however, few would have probably predicted before the season started that Moore would finish with worse numbers than his rookie campaign.

The former second-round pick hauled in just 37 catches for 446 yards and one touchdown in 16 games — 10 of which he finished with two or fewer catches. It was a frustrating season for Moore in many ways.

Moore was undoubtedly the victim of poor quarterback play, and it's unfair to blame him solely for his lack of production. Still, this wasn't the sophomore season most envisioned for him, which is why he belongs on this list.

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