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

NY Jets, Jamison Crowder
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NY Jets, Jamison Crowder
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1. Jamison Crowder, WR, NY Jets

There's probably no Jets player more likely to be traded at the deadline than wide receiver Jamison Crowder.

Crowder remains a very good player and possibly the most reliable and consistent receiver on the Jets' roster. But on the last year of his contract, it's hard to imagine he's back with the team next season.

Signed as a free agent ahead of the 2019 season, Crowder is arguably the best free-agent addition that former general manager Mike Maccagnan made during his tumultuous tenure with the organization.

The former Duke standout was the Jets' leading receiver in both 2019 and 2020, and although he's seen his role diminish a bit in 2021, he still remains a rock-solid offensive playmaker.

Still, Crowder will turn 29-years-old in June and clearly isn't a part of the Jets' future. The team could recoup an asset or two for Crowder by trading him at the deadline, thereby freeing up more playing time for younger players like Elijah Moore and Denzel Mims.

Even if Crowder isn't traded, the Jets won't have any reason to re-sign him. The organization is still very much in a rebuilding phase and they'd rather give more snaps to their young receivers.

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Jamison Crowder would provide a lot more value to a team looking to compete in the near future. For as good as he's been with the Jets, it's highly unlikely that he's with the team at the start of next season.

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