In the NY Jets' most recent success (2009-2011), they featured one of the better cornerback duos the NFL has ever seen in Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie, and while they may not have that again in 2022, they are assembling quite a promising group.
With plenty of young talent, the Jets are likely going to have an up-and-down season from this group, but the superstar potential is there. If the Jets can get to the QB, we are going to see some big-time games from this unit.
The Jets' offense will likely take all of the headlines, given how important Zach Wilson and that young core are to the future of this organization, but if D.J. Reed can lead this group of young studs, they could be just as important.
Most of these young players are unproven at the NFL level, but if the Jets can get any production from this group, they'll be over the moon. So just how are the Jets shaping up and cornerback, and how will they do in 2022?
Depth chart: D.J. Reed, Sauce Gardner, Michael Carter II, Bryce Hall, Brandin Echols
1. What are the pros of the 2022 NY Jets cornerback group?
The Jets have been struggling to put together a cornerback group for years, but with some clever drafting and a great free agent signing in D.J. Reed, the Jets have got a team full of young, hungry athletes ready to make their mark in the NFL.
The Jets have depth, which is key, but for the first time in over a decade, they've got potential superstars at cornerback, and if No. 1 and No. 4 can stay healthy all year round, New York finally has some real difference makers on the outside.
All attention will be on Reed and Gardner, but if either of them is injured, the Jets have the likes of Hall, Echols, and even Javelin Guidry to step up, meaning this is the deepest cornerback group the team has had in a long time.