5 Underrated New York Jets Who Will Star in 2012

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5 Underrated New York Jets Who Will Star in 2012
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This time last year, Rex Ryan and the Jets were bouncing back from two consecutive AFC title game losses. 

Though disappointing finishes, New York had to have been encouraged by the overall postseason trips, in the only two years of the Mark Sanchez/Rex Ryan era. The team had championship hopes going into 2011, and with good reason. The AFC championship game loss to the Steelers left a bitter taste in the mouth of Gang Green, and Ryan's Jets would be chomping at the bit to finally get over the hump, no?

Here we are, getting ready to kick off the 2012 season, and the Jets still haven't appeared in a playoff game since.

After a disappointing 8-8 finish, the Jets look to return to their winning ways, the way Ryan and Sanchez were accustomed to. Changes have been made, and the team appears ready to be a winner once again. 

If you have access to a television or computer, you're probably aware of the Jets' acquisition of a new second-string quarterback.

Here's a look at some of the guys you might not be hearing a whole lot about.

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