NY Jets: 5 players who won't be back in the 2022 season

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2. Greg Van Roten, RG, NY Jets

The Jets' offensive line has been better than expected in 2021 with a number of players exceeding expectations. But there's one clear weak spot bringing down the entire unit.

Right guard Greg Van Roten.

Van Roten was signed to be a temporary stopgap ahead of the 2020 season and he was just that in his first year with the team. The veteran guard was a below-average starter who did his job, albeit not at an especially high level.

He's bottomed out in 2021, however, and currently ranks among the NFL's worst guards in nearly every category.

Van Roten has allowed the most sacks among all Jets linemen, six more hurries than anyone else, five more pressures than his teammates, and is the lowest-graded pass-blocker on the roster by Pro Football Focus.

He's been a major liability in every facet of the offense, and the Jets will certainly look to upgrade in the offseason.

Van Roten is still under contract through 2023, but the Jets could move on from his $3.5 million salary without a dead cap hit.

Much like Ryan Griffin, expect Van Roten to be a cap causality at the start of the offseason.