2021 New York Jets season
OwnerWoody and Christopher Johnson
Head coachRobert Saleh
General managerJoe Douglas
Home fieldMetLife Stadium
Uniform

The 2021 season will be the New York Jets' upcoming 52nd season in the National Football League, their 62nd overall, their third under general manager Joe Douglas and their first under head coach Robert Saleh. They will attempt to end what is the NFL's longest playoff drought.

Roster Changes

Free Agents

Unrestricted

Position Player 2021 Team Date signed Contract
C Josh Andrews Atlanta Falcons March 29[1] 1 year, $1.128 million
OLB Tarell Basham Dallas Cowboys March 18[2] 2 years, $5.500 million
TE Daniel Brown New York Jets April 19[3] 1 year, $1.040 million
DT Trevon Coley Tennessee Titans June 3[4] 1 year, $0.990 million
OG Pat Elflein Carolina Panthers March 15[5] 3 year, $13.500 million
SS Matthias Farley Tennessee Titans March 30[6] 1 year, $1.090 million
QB Joe Flacco Philadelphia Eagles March 23[7] 1 year, $3.500 million
RB Frank Gore
ILB Bryce Hager
ILB Neville Hewitt Houston Texans May 7[8] 1 year, $1.700 million
OLB Jordan Jenkins Houston Texans March 20[9] 2 years, $6.000 million
LB Frankie Luvu Carolina Panthers March 23[10] 1 year, $1.100 million
CB Arthur Maulet Pittsburgh Steelers May 7[11] 1 year, $0.990 million
SS Bradley McDougald
ILB Patrick Onwuasor
WR Breshad Perriman Detroit Lions March 18[12] 1 year, $2.500 million
CB Brian Poole New Orleans Saints July 25 1 year, $1.1275 million
TE Ross Travis Arizona Cardinals May 25[13] 1 year, § 0.990 million

Restricted

Position Player 2021 Team Date signed Contract
RB Josh Adams New York Jets March 17[14] 1 year, $1.180 million
ILB Harvey Langi New England Patriots May 10[15] 1 year, $1.058 million

Exclusive Rights

Position Player 2021 Team Date signed Contract
RB Bennett Jackson New York Jets April 8[16] 1 year, $0.850 million

Signings

Position Player 2020 Team Date signed Contract
WR Keelan Cole Jacksonville Jaguars March 20[17] 1 year, $5.500 million
RB Tevin Coleman San Francisco 49ers March 26[18] 1 year, $1.100 million
DE Vinny Curry Philadelphia Eagles March 24[19] 1 year, $1.300 million
WR Corey Davis Tennessee Titans March 18[20] 3 years, $37.500 million
ILB Jarrad Davis Detroit Lions March 18[21] 1 year, $5.500 million
OG Dan Feeney Los Angeles Chargers March 20[22] 1 year, $3.500 million
CB Justin Hardee New Orleans Saints March 18[23] 3 years, $6.750 million
FS LaMarcus Joyner Las Vegas Raiders March 22[24] 1 year, $3.000 million
TE Tyler Kroft Buffalo Bills March 22[25] 1 year, $2.000 million
DE Carl Lawson Cincinnati Bengals March 18[26] 3 years, $45.000 million
OG Corey Levin New England Patriots April 8[27] 1 year, $0.920 million
LB Del'Shawn Phillips Buffalo Bills March 23[28] 1 year, $0.780 million
DT Sheldon Rankins New Orleans Saints March 23[29] 2 years, $11.000 million

Releases

Position Player 2021 Team Date released
DE Henry Anderson New England Patriots March 2[30]

Draft

Main article: 2021 NFL Draft

2021 New York Jets Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 2 Zach Wilson QB BYU
14 Alijah Vera-Tucker OG USC
2 34 Elijah Moore WR Ole Miss
4 107 Michael Carter RB North Carolina
5 146 Jamien Sherwood S Auburn
154 Michael Carter II S Duke
175 Jason Pinnock CB Pittsburgh
6 186 Hamsah Nasirildeen S Florida State
200 Brandin Echols CB Kentucky
207 Jonathan Marshall DT Arkansas

Staff

New York Jets staff
Front office
  • Owner/Chairman/CEO – Woody Johnson
  • Vice chairman – Christopher Johnson
  • President – Hymie Elhai
  • General manager – Joe Douglas
  • Assistant general manager – Rex Hogan
  • Senior director of football administration – Dave Socie
  • Director of player personnel – Chad Alexander
  • Director of college scouting – Jon Carr
Head coaches
  • Head coach – Robert Saleh
  • Assistant to head coach – Steve Scarnecchia
Offensive coaches
 
Defensive coaches
Special teams coaches
  • Special teams coordinator – Brant Boyer
  • Assistant special teams – Michael Ghobrial
  • Assistant special teams – Leon Washington
Strength and conditioning
  • Head strength and conditioning – Justus Galac
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Joe Giacobbe
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Aaron McLaurin

Coaching staff
Management
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Current roster

New York Jets roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Rookies in italics

Roster updated August 17, 2021

85 active, 5 inactive

AFC rostersNFC rosters

Preseason

Week Date Time (ET) Opponent Result Record Venue TV Recap
1 August 14 7:30 p.m. at New York Giants W 12–7 1–0 MetLife Stadium WNBC Recap
2 August 21 4:25 p.m. at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field WLNY/WCBS
3 August 27 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles MetLife Stadium WCBS

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Time (ET) Opponent Result Record Venue TV Recap
1 September 12 1:00 p.m. at Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium CBS
2 September 19 1:00 p.m. New England Patriots MetLife Stadium CBS
3 September 26 4:05 p.m. at Denver Broncos Empower Field at Mile High CBS
4 October 3 1:00 p.m. Tennessee Titans MetLife Stadium CBS
5 October 10 9:30 a.m. at Atlanta Falcons Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
(London, England)
NFLN
6 Bye
7 October 24 1:00 p.m. at New England Patriots Gillette Stadium CBS
8 October 31 1:00 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals MetLife Stadium CBS
9 November 4 8:20 p.m. at Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium Fox/NFLN/
Prime Video
10 November 14 1:00 p.m. Buffalo Bills MetLife Stadium CBS
11 November 21 1:00 p.m. Miami Dolphins MetLife Stadium CBS
12 November 28 1:00 p.m. at Houston Texans NRG Stadium CBS
13 December 5 1:00 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles MetLife Stadium CBS
14 December 12 1:00 p.m. New Orleans Saints MetLife Stadium Fox
15 December 18 or 19 TBD at Miami Dolphins Hard Rock Stadium TBD
16 December 26 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars MetLife Stadium CBS
17 January 2 1:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers MetLife Stadium Fox
18 January 9 1:00 p.m. at Buffalo Bills Highmark Stadium CBS

Notes:

References

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