The NY Jets went into the offseason looking to make plenty of changes following a woeful 2-14 campaign a year ago. And that's just what they did.
In his second offseason as the Jets' general manager, Joe Douglas continued his overhaul of the roster making various changes on both sides of the ball.
Zach Wilson was brought in to serve as Sam Darnold's replacement. The likes of Alijah Vera-Tucker and Morgan Moses were added to supplant the offensive line.
Corey Davis, Keelan Cole, Elijah Moore, and Michael Carter are expected to provide a boost to the team's skill-position group on offense. And on defense, players like Carl Lawson and Sheldon Rankins were signed to bolster an already strong defensive line.
While the NY Jets roster still has its fair share of holes, it's hard to not feel optimistic about the projected 53-man group this season as opposed to last year.
The influx of new talent is good for the Jets and it will hopefully lead to better results on the field. But with new talent comes new competition — something that's not always a good thing for the incumbent players on the roster.
Certain players seem primed for lesser roles with the Jets in 2021 following an offseason of overhaul. And some of those players already find themselves relegated to backup roles.
We take a look at five Jets players whose roles will decrease in 2021.