Joe Douglas let a lot of long-time Jets go before the season, choosing not to re-sign them, trading them or cutting them.
Most of those players have found new homes this season, but only a few have actually played significant snaps. This is striking because almost all of the 14 players on this list were full-time starters for the Jets at some point over the past few seasons. Now many are just backups or special teams players. Sam Darnold, of course, is a noteworthy exception.
Considering how poorly most of the Jets’ castoffs have played, it stands to reason that Douglas made the right call moving on. Here, we’ll take a look at how some of New York’s most high-profile recent departures have fared this season.