NY Jets: 4 biggest disappointments of the 2021 season so far

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3. Marcus Maye, S, NY Jets

It was difficult to know what to expect from Marcus Maye in 2021. Following a career year in 2020, Maye went into the year looking to solidify his case for a new contract.

Whether that contract was from the Jets or another team likely didn't matter. He was simply out to prove that last season wasn't going to be his peak.

Unfortunately, Maye has made more headlines for off-field situations he's found himself in than he has for his on-field play.

Amidst trade rumors and social media drama, news broke that Maye had been arrested for a DUI back in February. He and his representatives kept this a secret from the Jets and the NFL until it finally came out earlier this month.

Now, Maye faces a possible suspension and his days with the Jets seem numbered, not that they didn't already prior to his legal trouble.

To make matters worse, Maye has been sidelined since Week 3 with an ankle injury and is on pace for arguably the worst season of his career. Maye registered a career-worst 58.0 Pro Football Focus grade through his first three games.

That's a very small sample size, sure. But he certainly hasn't done himself any favors in regard to finding a team that's willing to give him what he wants in a new contract.

Maye's 2021 season has been equal parts disappointing for himself as it has been the Jets. At this rate, they'll be lucky to get anything remotely close to equal value back in return, if they decide to trade him.