QB Geno Smith
- Smith is a young quarterback who has had a rocky first season in the NFL. Smith, a second round pick, has a big arm, put up some big numbers in college, and he's had some decent moments this year with the Jets, but he's struggled for much of the last month-plus. He was 16 of 20 for 199 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in a win over the Falcons Oct. 7. In the five games since, he's thrown just one touchdown and has eight interceptions.
FS Ed Reed
- Reed will face his former team for the second time this season - this time with the Jets after facing the Ravens as a member of the Texans in Week 3. Reed is clearly a diminished version of his former self. He's 35 now, and he played poorly enough in Houston that he was benched before eventually being released last week. But he feels like the Jets are a better fit for his skills, and he does feel that he can still be a productive player.
DE Muhammad Wilkerson
- Wilkerson is maybe the best defensive lineman in the NFL that most people on a national level don't know about. He was a player the Ravens had interest in during the 2011 NFL draft, but he ended up getting picked in the first round by the Jets. He's gotten progressively better and become more impactful in each of the years since then. He has 40 tackles, eight sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception this season.