NFL 2022: Predicting one cap casualty for every team this offseason

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NFL 2022 – New York Jets tight end Ryan Griffin (86) Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

New York Jets

Potential Cap Casualty: Ryan Griffin

The Jets gave Ryan Griffin a moderate-sized contract to be their starting tight end, and while he has seen the field, he has been far from effective in that role. Never seen as a top threat, Griffin continued his path with the Jets. While occasionally he was seen as a safe target, for the most part, his tenure with the Jets has been lackluster.

While his cap savings aren’t enormous, as he only saves the team $3 million in an offseason where they don’t need the space, his play and age make it a logical move to release him. The Jets can field a variety of different tight-end options, both free agents and rookies, that could have a similar impact. Given Zach Wilson’s struggles, finding a capable security blanket would probably be for the best.

Griffin and the Jets are a logical breakup target this offseason. The veteran should see some low-level interest as a backup while the Jets can move forward with someone new at the position. While the savings aren’t immense, he is taking up a roster spot at this point. Expect both sides to be accepting of a change in 2022.