Ranking the NY Jets' 5 biggest disappointments of 2021

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3. Jarrad Davis, LB, NY Jets

The Jarrad Davis signing was always one of the most curious moves general manager Joe Douglas made this offseason.

Signed to a one-year, $5.5 million contract on the first day of free agency, Douglas and the Jets coaching staff saw Davis as a day-one starter despite his struggles with the Detroit Lions.

The Jets believed that they would be able to harness Davis ' athleticism and natural gifts to help develop him into the three-down linebacker they thought he could be.

An ankle injury sidelined Davis for the first seven weeks of the season but, upon his return, he was immediately thrust into the starting lineup alongside C.J. Mosley. That experiment didn't last long, however.

The Jets quickly realized the liability that Davis was and the former Lions draft bust was benched in favor of Quincy Williams after just three games. He would spend the rest of the season as the team's third linebacker and on special teams.

Needless to say, that's not the type of production or impact the Jets were hoping for when they signed Davis. But in reality, it's probably what should have been expected.