Marcedes Lewis, TE
The moment Aaron Rodgers revealed his intention to play for the New York Jets, free-agent tight end Marcedes Lewis felt like the perfect candidate to follow Rodgers to the Big Apple. As of yet, it hasn't happened.
Lewis hasn't retired, either, so it's possible he intends to keep playing in 2023. The 39 year old is still one of the best blocking tight ends in the league and is a great leader, something that would help the Jets as they push for a Super Bowl this season.
However, the Jets have a deep tight end room. Tyler Conklin and C.J. Uzomah are at the top of the depth chart. They drafted Jeremy Ruckert in the third round last year and Zack Kuntz this offseason.
ESPN's Dianna Russini reported in March that Lewis was among the free agents on Rodgers' wish-list for the Jets this offseason. The other names were Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard, and Odell Beckham. New York signed Cobb and Lazard and reportedly tried to bring in Beckham, who decided to sign with the Baltimore Ravens instead.
But the Jets haven't signed Lewis. Not yet, at least. Maybe they will bring him in closer to the start of the season. If not, it's possible his time in the NFL has come to an end.