Braxton Berrios writes an emotional farewell message to the Jets community

Braxton Berrios is onto the next chapter.

The scrappy wide receiver’s time with the Jets is set to come to a close after the sides were unable to come to terms on a contract restructuring.

“Thank you New York! Man what a wild 4 years it’s been,” he wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday. “I couldn’t imagine a better place to play and people to share these memories with. From a cast off to an All-Pro-I’ve grown so much and have an immense amount to be thankful for.”

Braxton Berrios, who gained prominence during his four-year stint with the Jets, has bid farewell to the team’s fans in a heartfelt message. He had been named an All-Pro kickoff returner in 2021, and signed a two-year, $12 million contract ahead of the 2022 season.

However, due to his $8.232 million cap number for 2023, the Jets had to release him as part of their cost-cutting measures. This move is expected to save the team $5 million in cap space, a significant amount as they continue to pursue a possible trade for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Berrios ends his time with the Jets with a total of 107 receptions for 1,085 yards and five touchdowns, 767 yards as a punt returner, and 1,667 yards and one touchdown on kickoffs.

Acknowledging the business aspect of the decision, the 27-year-old, who was a 2018 draft pick by rival team the Patriots, expressed gratitude towards the Johnson family, Joe Douglas, and the front office.

“Thank you for giving me a chance 4 years ago,” Berrios wrote. “I hate we couldn’t work this one out but I’m so grateful for the career you’ve allowed me to build here in New York.”

As he moves on to a new team, the significant other of model and influencer Sophia Culpo, remains optimistic for his former teammates and expresses gratitude towards Jets fans.

“This team is on the right track,” he added. “Jets Nation will absolutely be missed. You guys (and girls) are diehards and your impact was always felt.”