Consistency and relevancy are not two words typically used to describe the New York Jets – unless their consistency relates to being consistently below average and relevancy for when they are on TV making picks towards the top of each round. But through the upcoming free agency period, this team certainly can get closer to being competitive.

Last draft, the Jets were able to come away with QB Zach Wilson, G Alijah Vera-Tucker, and RB Michael Carter, amongst others, helping them get closer to competing in the AFC East. But, with plenty of holes still left to plug on this roster, they need to tackle the 2022 NFL offseason right away, starting with free agents.

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New York Jets Free Agent Targets for 2022 NFL Offseason

3. Ted Karras – G/C

Six members (three tackles, three guards) of NYJ’s offensive line are free agents this offseason, including T Morgan Moses and G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. While still having Vera-Tucker and Mekhi Becton, this team needs a stronger unit to protect Wilson.

The Jets should be very familiar with Ted Karras, as he has played for both the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots, and his experience at both center and guard can help the interior of this line improve.

Stealing an underrated player from a divisional rival is always sweet, but Karras would be another step into solidifying the pocket for Wilson and running lanes for Carter.

2. Steven Nelson – CB

The 31st-ranked secondary in the league is devoid of any build-around players, outside of safety Marcus Maye. Needing to look externally for upgrades, poaching Steven Nelson from the Eagles and keeping him in green and white would be a great improvement.

Nelson was a member of the league’s second-best coverage unit, according to PFF, and the 29-year-old has plenty of NFL experience, dating back to 2015 as a first-round selection of the Kansas City Chiefs.

1. Allen Robinson – WR

Offensive firepower is a big area of improvement for this team, as giving targets for Wilson to throw to will be a big help for the Mike LaFleur-led offensive attack. Wilson had a rocky start to his NFL career, but injuries never really allowed him to have a full arsenal of wide receivers at his disposal, something that can be rectified in free agency.

Allen Robinson has, for far too long, been stuck in purgatory with the Chicago Bears, dealing with middling QBs while earning a paycheck. As Robinson likely will not be wanting to return to Chicago, the Jets would make for a smart location for him to sign.

While the Jets will need more than just Robinson to help improve their WR group, adding him would help alleviate any concerns with Jamison Crowder being a free agent this offseason. Robinson has been a steady option for the majority of his NFL career, and he has mostly remained injury-free, albeit only having played in 12 games this year.