The New York Jets were just a few key plays away from making the Super Bowl last season, and there is no doubt that if a few more players contributed on a positive note, they would have been headed to Dallas.
The past few seasons the Jets have gone out and added new stars to their team through both free agency and the draft.
Although this year could be no different, the Jets have fewer major holes that need to be fixed and may instead look to players already on the roster to fill the small weak spots.
Throw in the fact that free agency is frozen, and the Jets are really going to have to depend on players that wore the green uniforms last season.
Many of these players will step into their new roles and struggle, showing why they have been backups the past few years.
Other guys, specifically the five on this list, will take advantage of their opportunity and have career-best seasons.
The following slideshow includes five New York Jets players that will have breakout seasons for "Gang Green."
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