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

Which free agents will the Jets re-sign?

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Billy Turner, OT, NY Jets

One of the many Aaron Rodgers/Nathaniel Hackett connections signed by the Jets last offseason, Billy Turner appeared in 14 games in 2023, making two starts.

Turner has tackle/guard flexibility and is close with Rodgers and Hackett, but the Jets can probably do better with their offensive line depth. It wouldn't be a stunner to see him return, though.

Prediction: Re-signed

Jordan Whitehead, S, NY Jets

Jordan Whitehead has been a consistent presence in the Jets' defense over the last two seasons, starting all 34 possible games. Unfortunately, his inconsistencies as a tackler and in coverage have been a persistent problem.

Still, the Jets appear to be higher on Whitehead than fans and analysts are. I expect the Jets to go in a different direction, but it wouldn't be shocking if he were re-signed to another short-term deal in the offseason.

Prediction: Not re-signed

Al Woods, DT, NY Jets

The Jets signed veteran nose tackle Al Woods in May in an attempt to bolster their run defense. Woods appeared in just six games before suffering a torn Achilles against the New York Giants.

The 14-year veteran will turn 37 in March, and it's very likely he's played his final NFL game. He will not be re-signed.

Prediction: Not re-signed

Greg Zuerlein, K, NY Jets

Another member of the Jets' outstanding special-teams unit, Greg Zuerlein quietly had the best season by a kicker in Jets history this past season. Zuerlein connected on 35-of-38 field goals and 15-of-16 extra-point attempts.

The Jets did sign kicker Austin Seibert to a reserve/futures contract, so the team has some insurance in case Zuerlein walks. I don't think it's a lock, but the Jets shouldn't be cutting corners here. He should be back in 2024.

Prediction: Re-signed

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