Our Jets roster countdown now moves to J.J. Wilcox
Name: J.J. Wilcox
Year with Jets: 1st
Projected Role: Third safety
His 2017: Wilcox signed with Tampa Bay as a free agent but was traded to the Steelers in early September. In a reserve role for Pittsburgh, he registered 12 tackles and 1 interception. The Steelers released him in the spring, and he signed with the Jets in June after the injury to Rontez Miles was revealed.
2018 will be a success if: Wilcox fills Miles’ role in subpackages effectively in the early season as he recovers from his knee injury. The fact the Jets signed Wilcox so soon after Miles injury was reported suggests the Jets expect him to take that role. Wilcox did not play much special teams for the Steelers so that means the Jets view him as a safety for subpackages.
Odds of making the roster: Wilcox has put together a pretty strong camp and preseason to date so I would expect him to be on the roster. He is Probable (75-99%).