Several members of the New York Jets are jumping ship this offseason.
The latest of which, wide receiver Braxton Berrios, has agreed to a one-year deal to join the Miami Dolphins, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Miami Dolphins Apparently Trying to Steal Every Jets Player
The 27-year-old wideout couldn’t come to terms on a contract restructure with the Jets so they decided to release him making him an unrestricted free agent.
Berrios quickly found a home with the Dolphins, a familiar location for the talented playmaker.
The 5-foot-9, 190-pound wideout played his college ball at Miami and now gets a chance at a homecoming.
Another thing that should make him feel at home is all of the other ex-Jets joining him with the Dolphins.
On March 13 Miami signed former Jets backup QB Mike White to a two-year deal. Three days later on March 16, the Dolphins also added reserve offensive lineman Dan Feeney to a one-year deal, per Peter Schrager of the NFL Network.
White sent out a hilarious edited 25-second video featuring himself, Berrios, and Feeney from the scene in the movie Hangover. In the scene, the three guys are conversing and singing about being best friends while on the road to Miami.
The whole gang will get two opportunities at revenge with a pair of scheduled divisional contests against the Jets in 2023.
A Brave New World for the Jets in 2023
The early portion of free agency and the legal tampering period suggests we’re entering a brand new Jets era in 2023.
Rival teams to the Jets are actually picking through their free-agent scraps to make new additions to their respective teams.
The Jet Press highlighted some of those on Twitter.
On top of losing three players collectively to the Dolphins, the Jets also lost veteran running back James Robinson to the New England Patriots.
For a long time, the Jets have been viewed as the punching bag of the NFL world. Free agents didn’t want to go there and if New York moved on from any of their own players, no one wanted them.
Fast forward to the 2023 offseason and the vultures are circling above to try and steal some of their talents away. Heck, even teams from inside their own division.
That is the sign of good team building by general manager Joe Douglas. The next natural step of course is to win some football games.
You can build as talented and deep of a roster as you’d like, but if you don’t have the QB position solved it won’t mean a damn.
That very situation played out in 2022. The Jets had a top-five defense, a young nucleus of talent, but trotted out arguably the worst quarterback play in the league on a week-to-week basis.
That makes the rumors and whispers of potentially acquiring Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers all the more intriguing. If the Jets added one of the best passers in all of football on top of what they already have, perhaps that would launch them to unseen heights in 2023.