Predicting the outcome for all 22 NY Jets free agents in 2024

Which free agents will the Jets re-sign?
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Quinton Jefferson, DT, NY Jets

Quinton Jefferson was quietly one of the Jets' best value free-agent signings last offseason. The veteran defensive tackle recorded a career-high six sacks and finished fifth on the team with 29 pressures.

Jefferson might command slightly more than the one-year, $3.6 million contract he was signed to last offseason, but it would be wise for the Jets to bring him back.

Prediction: Re-signed

Carl Lawson, DE, NY Jets

The Jets could have saved $15 million if they released Carl Lawson last offseason. Instead, general manager Joe Douglas opted to restructure his contract, pushing significant dead money into the future.

Lawson injured his back in the summer and appeared in just six games all season. He will be looking for a new team this offseason.

Prediction: Not re-signed

Connor McGovern, C, NY Jets

The Jets re-signed Connor McGovern to a dirt-cheap one-year, $1.9 million contract last offseason, and he entered the year as the team's starting center. He started the first seven games of the season before suffering a season-ending knee injury.

If McGovern is willing to return as a backup in 2024, there's a chance the Jets re-sign him. Joe Tippmann has taken over as the team's starting center for the foreseeable future, though.

Prediction: Not re-signed

Thomas Morstead, P, NY Jets

The Jets' decision to bring back Thomas Morstead might have been one of their best moves of the offseason. Morstead provided stability to the team's punter position, and it's not a stretch to say the Jets don't win seven games last season without him.

Jets fans might riot if Morstead isn't re-signed this offseason. This feels like a no-brainer for the organization.

Prediction: Re-signed