NY Jets: 3 players who earned larger roles in 2021

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The NY Jets weren't able to find a lot of success in 2020. That's probably even a bit of an understatement.

After starting the season with an abysmal 0-13 record, the Jets somehow managed to rattle off two wins in their final three games to finish 2-14. It was the second-worst season in franchise history.

To make matters worse, instead of a host of promising young talent looking to prove themselves, the Jets still trotted out players like Chris Hogan, Frank Gore, Henry Anderson, and Bradley McDougald for far too much of the season.

It was difficult to watch.

Still, there were a few young players who managed to shine, albeit in limited playing time. Players like Denzel Mims and Bryce Hall proved that they could be future starters at their respective positions when given the chance to start.

But those two players were given opportunities and are each projected to be Week 1 starters this season. The following three players weren't afforded those same opportunities and aren't guarantee to be given them this year.

Which Jets players played well in limited action last season and earned more snaps in 2021? We take a look at three candidates.