7-9, 3rd AFC East
Marcus Maye - Marcus Maye was supposed to pair up with Jamal Adams to create the future safety duo, but Maye continues to deal with a foot injury, and don’t forget that he had surgery on his ankle prior to the season. Maye will likely play at some point this season, but in the meantime we have seen Doug Middleton fill in, which is a definite downgrade for the Jets in their secondary.
Elijah McGuire - Even with Isaiah Crowell and Bilal Powell ahead on the depth chart, there was an opportunity for Elijah McGuire to surpass Powell. He is a younger back out of Louisiana, and could do some work in the passing game or be a change of pace back for Crowell. There is a chance for McGuire to come back later in the year, but it will definitely be towards the end of the season.
Ben Ijalana - Ben Ijalana was a depth piece for the offensive line, and it is key to realize how big these pieces are for when injuries happen to offensive lineman, which seemingly happen year in and year out. Ijalana is going to miss the year with a shoulder injury, and the former second round pick will look to rebound for next year.
Eric Decker started with the Denver Broncos, but eventually went to the Jets on a five year deal worth over $30 million. Decker was fine the first two seasons, but it was the third year where the injuries occurred. Decker had a shoulder injury that placed him on injured reserve, and the Jets later released instead of finishing out the contact. Lex Hilliard was drafted back in 2008, and was a preseason back to start in Miami, he made his way around the league, but his career came to an end back n 2013 when he fractured his right scapula in practice. This was the end for Hillard’s career, which was short lived, especially with playing time. Mark Sanchez was drafted out of USC, and it had been a string of USC quarterbacks that just did not pan out. Sanchez had injured his patella ligament in 2009, and needed surgery to repair it in 2010. The Jets were moving along with a good run game and defense, so Sanchez wasn’t getting a lot of the credit, which in reality was fair. Sanchez suffered another injury in 2013, this one being a shoulder injury, which led to a missed season and surgery. It was then Sanchez fully lost the job in New York and went onto being a backup quarterback in the league. Darrelle Revis was an all-pro corner in New York, but the 2012 season is when things took a turn. He tore his ACL, and missed most of that season. Revis later went onto Tampa Bay and New England before returning back to the Jets for a final season. Revis was able to have some strong years after the injury, but his best time was definitely in New York.