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  • KC Wide Receiver #17
    According to Hughes, “several players” implied Hardman leaked game plans to opponents while he was a member of the Jets. This is rumored to have stemmed from Hardman being “frustrated by his lack of usage.” For now, all of this is nothing more than speculation from players, as nothing has officially been confirmed by Hardman or members of the Eagles or Chiefs. Hardman recently put himself in the crosshairs of tampering speculation when Hardman said he contacted the Chiefs earlier in the season and told them to “come get him,” but he later said he never had talks with the Chiefs before being traded. Whether anything comes from these recent stories is to be determined, but it’s been a busy week for the three-time Super Bowl champ.
  • NYJ Quarterback #2
    This comes as no surprise. Jets owner Woody Johnson said the team needed a backup quarterback less than a week ago and reports of a Wilson trade began again toward the end of the 2023 season. Wilson flamed out in New York and struggled when called upon following Aaron Rodgers’ torn Achilles’ tendon in Week 1. Better coaching and a new environment will give him a shot at turning things around next year, though even that feels unlikely at this point. Wilson will only cost a Day Three pick for the team acquiring him. He will likely be put into a camp battle for a backup job once traded.
  • NYJ Linebacker #47
    Huff is set to enter free agency after posting a career-high 29 tackles, 10 TFLs, and 10 sacks in 2023. Huff joined the Jets as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2020 and has totaled 17.5 sacks in 54 games, showing steady growth over each season. The veteran pass rusher has earned a PFF pass-rush grade of 86.8 or higher over the last two seasons and will be 26 at the start of next year. He should fetch plenty of interest on the open market
  • NYJ Quarterback #2
    It’s safe to say Johnson isn’t a Zach Wilson guy. In addition to emphasizing the Jets’ need for a backup, Johnson took things a step further by saying, “We didn’t have [a backup quarterback] last year.” The Jets are almost certain to move on from Wilson, whether via trade or release, as the former No. 2 overall pick has struggled to live up to his loft draft capital. Through 34 NFL games, Wilson has thrown for 6,293 yards, 23 touchdowns, and 25 interceptions while completing a mere 57 percent of his passes. It’s possible a team offers a late Day 3 pick for the soon-to-be reclamation project, but regardless, it’s evident the Jets are eager to improve their backup quarterback situation this offseason.
  • NYJ Tight End #87
    Uzomah is due to make just over $11 million in 2024. The veteran tight end caught just eight passes for 58 yards and one touchdown in 12 games last season, and the Jets can save $5.3 million by parting ways with him. They’d still absorb a $5.9 million dead cap hit, but it’s a small price to pay to part ways with the nine-year vet who ranked third amongst Jets tight ends in snaps last season. Uzomah has flashed as a pass-catcher at times but is little more than a backup at this stage of his career. Fresh off of turning 31 years old, he should have no trouble latching on as a depth option for another team if cut.
  • NYJ Head Coach
    Johnson said it’s not playoffs or bust for Saleh in 2024, but a nine or 10-win season would put the Jets in playoff contention. Saleh and the Jets were dealt a rough hand in 2023 after losing Aaron Rodgers just a handful of plays into the season. A seven-win season with the likes of Zach Wilson, Tim Boyle, and Trevor Siemian at the helm is rather impressive, but Johnson doesn’t appear to be among those impressed with his team’s efforts. Having Rodgers back and healthy should be enough to turn around the Jets’ fortunes next season, but they’ll still have to get through a challenging AFC East that saw two teams punch their tickets to the postseason last year.
  • NYJ Quarterback #8
    Rodgers once teased a return to the field in late December, but things never materialized despite him holding a spot on the 53-man roster in the final weeks of the season. All reports about his recovery have been good, but knowing he can’t run at full speed in February explains a lot about why he couldn’t suit up in December. Barring any setbacks, Rodgers should be ready to go by training camp.
  • NYJ Coaching Staff
    According to Archer, Manuel is scheduled to interview with the Cowboys on Thursday. He is currently the Jets’ safeties coach and was previously the Falcons’ defensive coordinator from 2017-2018. The 44-year-old played for Mike McCarthy in 2006 with the Packers, forming a connection with the current Cowboys head coach. The Cowboys are continuing to explore options at defensive coordinator, Manuel being the latest scheduled interview.
  • NYJ Quarterback #2
    That sounds about right. After rumors surfaced in January that Wilson could be traded this offseason, Cimini and ESPN reached out to three NFL personnel executives to gauge Wilson’s value on the trade market. Perhaps the most scathing remark on Wilson came from an executive who said he’d “give up a two-week stay at a Best Western” and that he’s “not a fan.” Davis went 4-7 in place of Aaron Rodgers this season, throwing for 2,271-8-7 while completing 60.1 percent of his passes. He was eventually benched for the likes of Tim Boyle and Trevor Siemian, who didn’t fare much better in their starts. As Cimini points out, Wilson is due a guaranteed $5.45 million next season, which could make moving him a challenge. It’s hard to imagine many teams giving up meaningful draft capital for Wilson, who may not even earn the backup job on a new team.
  • NYJ Coaching Staff
    The report suggests that Jets head coach Robert Saleh has lost some faith in Hackett after he failed to adapt the offense following the injury to Aaron Rodgers. Hackett, who is friendly with Rodgers and was reportedly hand-selected to lead the Jets offense, was criticized for his stewardship of the offense and “multiple coaches and players described Hackett as lacking in attention to detail.” Jets star receiver Garrett Wilson also said after the season, “We’ve gotta make adjustments in the game, we’ve gotta do things to counter what we’re getting.” The Jets ranked last in third down conversions, red zone offense and total offensive EPA. They also finished 31st in total yards, 30th in offensive points per game and 30th in passing yards while scoring just 18 offensive touchdowns in 17 games. It makes sense to bring in some new voices.