If the Jets are going to ascertain competitive standards in the wake of a dismal 2012 season, certain players need to rise to the occasion and make an unforeseen impact on an overhauled roster.
The biggest question mark relating to the Jets' mediocrity is embattled, second-rate quarterback Mark Sanchez. There's a distinct likelihood that the NFL turnover king could remain the Jets' signal-caller in 2013, although new-found competition from veteran David Garrard and rookie Geno Smith could end his embarrassing reign as the team's "offensive leader."
It's unknown how effective certain free-agent pickups, such as Antonio Garay and Antwan Barnes, will be after returning from injury-plagued seasons, but there are a few players on the Jets' current depth chart that stand a chance to have a huge impact from a positive standpoint.
The following slideshow outlines five players on the Jets' roster who are poised for breakout seasons in 2013.