NY Jets could take on Alshon Jeffery contract to acquire 2020 NFL Draft capital
By Paul A. Esden Jr.
NY Jets could acquire an intriguing talent in Alshon Jeffery and get 2020 NFL Draft capital. Here’s how this potential trade would play out.
The NY Jets should get creative this offseason.
The Philadelphia Eagles and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery are headed for a messy divorce and Gang Green could benefit.
Brent Sobleski of Bleacher Report broke down some potential trade packages involving Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.
Here was the proposed deal by Brent:
“Proposed Deal: Jets acquire Jeffery and a 2020 fourth-round draft pick from the Eagles for 2020 sixth- and seventh-round picks.”
Unfortunately, this doesn’t make any sense because the NY Jets don’t own a 2020 7th round pick. So instead we threw in the pair of sixth-round picks the Jets own in this year’s draft (we could also throw in a 2021 7th instead).
Regardless this could work out great for the NY Jets. In this deal, they receive a fourth-round pick and send away a few late rounders. In one of the other proposed deals a team received a third-round pick, the Jets would just have to eat more of the money in the Jeffery contract.
On top of receiving a valuable pick that general manager Joe Douglas can use to fill a void on the roster, the player isn’t a complete throwaway.
The NY Jets have a need at wide receiver and Alshon Jeffery has a ton of talent, he just hasn’t been able to stay healthy and he’s getting older.
Here’s the thing if Alshon can finally stay healthy, the Jets can take a flier on a talented receiver. If he struggles to stay healthy the team can just ditch him later. But this team needs to acquire 2020 NFL Draft capital by any means necessary and this provides an easy way to do that.