Brooks came to the Jets before the 2017 season in a trade with the Eagles that saw cornerback Dexter McDougle to go Philly. Since then, Brooks has been a special teams staple for Gang Green. Last year, Brooks appeared in a team-high 79% of the Jets’ special teams plays while appearing in just 6% of the defensive snaps.
This was, for the most part, a season to forget for the Jets, but their special teams unit was solid throughout the year. Brooks profiled as someone who would probably return in 2019, but his $2.1MM cap hit was probably a bit too high for the Jets.
The Jets have a golden opportunity to right the ship in March. Even before dropping Brooks, the Jets were projected to have upwards of $100MM to spend in free agency.
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