Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports
No position has been more of a turnstile of change during the Rex Ryan era than the safety position.
For the 2013 season, the Jets have exchanged LaRon Landry and Yeremiah Bell for Dawan Landry and the winner of the battle between Antonio Allen and Jaiquawn Jarrett.
At this point in his career, the 30-year-old Landry is nothing more than a stop-gap solution who won't make many game-changing plays that his brother LaRon is famous for, but he won't cost the team a touchdown by lining up in the wrong spot.
Even if the Jets wind up bringing him back for 2014, Landry is the type of player with a replaceable skill set teams are always looking to move on from. Unless Landry wildly outperforms his reputation, replacing Landry will be a priority for the Jets moving forward.
Meanwhile, the free safety position remains up for grabs between two young players with upside, Allen and Jarrett. Both players have had their chance to seize the starting job, as both Allen and Jarrett have started in preseason games (Allen started the third preseason game against the Giants).
Despite being later-round picks, both players have starting potential. However, they are cast in the wrong position at free safety, Allen and Jarrett are much better suited to play strong safety, running downhill to make plays in the box.
Because of the increased use of "Big Nickel" sets that involve three safeties, both players will see plenty of on-field action to prove that they will finally be the long-term solution at the position the Jets have been searching for.