Ranking every position group on the 2023 NY Jets roster

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2. NY Jets quarterbacks

It's been a long-time coming for Jets fans to finally have a quarterback that will not only keep them in big games but be a game-changer when it matters most, making the day the Jets acquired Aaron Rodgers one of the most critical in franchise history.

Even in a down season in 2022, Rodgers managed to rack up 3,695 passing yards with 26 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions, and with a seemingly reinvigorated aura around him and a talented offense in New York, this could be a huge bounce-back year for the four-time MVP.

Beyond that, the Jets have Tim Boyle, a potentially serviceable backup, as well as Zach Wilson, who may have struggled in his first two years as a Jet, but he could potentially sit and learn behind Rodgers.

1. NY Jets cornerbacks

The last time the Jets were a genuine Super Bowl contender, they were led by the best cornerback duo in the NFL with Darelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie, and in 2023, they'll again be led by the best in the form of All-Pro Sauce Gardner and the criminally underrated D.J. Reed.

Beyond that, this group has one of the best slot cornerbacks in the NFL in Michael Carter II, and with the depth, skill, speed, and talent to keep up with even the best wide receiver groups in the entire league, this is a unit that can single-handedly win New York some massive games this season.

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Of course, the production at cornerback is also helped by pressure up front, so if the Jets can find consistency from their defensive line and cornerbacks, this is no doubt a team that could be considered one of the best in the entire league.