NY Jets news: Aaron Rodgers' leadership, Will Parks released, and more

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NY Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers has wasted little time making his presence felt in Florham Park. The future Hall of Famer has quickly become a leader inside the Jets' locker room. Don't take it from me, however.

Jets linebacker Quincy Williams made an appearance on the R2C2 podcast this week, and he made sure to share some sizable praise toward his new quarterback.

Williams called Rodgers a "true leader" before going into depth about how helpful the 10-time Pro Bowler has been this spring. Williams talked about picking Rodgers' brain and how just his presence alone has improved Jets practices.

It's safe to say that Jets players have quickly gravitated toward Rodgers this spring. His impact is being felt on and off the field.

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Jets release Will Parks

The Jets made a somewhat surprising roster move on Thursday, releasing safety Will Parks. Parks had spent parts of the last two seasons with the Jets, appearing in 14 games for the team last year and even making three starts.

The former Denver Broncos defensive back had become a core special teamer for the Jets, with perhaps his most notable contribution coming in Week 2 of last year.

Parks was instrumental in the onside recovery that resulted in the Jets' miraculous comeback win over the Cleveland Browns last season, helping keep the ball in bounds, allowing Justin Hardee to recover it and set up a Jets win.

The Jets must feel comfortable with their safety depth behind Jordan Whitehead and Chuck Clark. Ashtyn Davis, Tony Adams, Jarrick Bernard-Converse, Trey Dean, and Marquis Waters are all competing for roster spots.

Jets could restructure C.J. Mosley's contract

C.J. Mosley spoke to reporters earlier in the week and revealed that his agent has had conversations with the Jets about potentially restructuring his contract this offseason.

Mosley is set to enter the 2023 season with a $21.5 million cap hit — by far the largest on the Jets' roster. With the Jets still looking to create additional cap space, Mosley's deal gives the team some extra financial flexibility.

The Jets have also restructured the contracts of a number of players this offseason, including John Franklin-Myers, C.J. Uzomah, and others, but doing so does push dead money into the future.

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If the Jets need extra cap space, Mosley and Corey Davis feel like obvious restructure candidates. The Jets have evidently at least spoken to Mosley's reps about that possibility.