The NY Jets have received calls on trade offers for four players, per a recent report.
The NY Jets have already begun the process of shipping away a few members of their roster in recent weeks as the November 3rd trade deadline approaches. And by the looks of things, they likely aren’t done.
Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer discussed a variety of trade rumors in the NFL in a report posted on Thursday and a few of those rumors had to do with the Jets.
Specifically, Breer noted that the Jets have received calls for trade offers on four players so far. Those players are linebacker Avery Williamson, offensive tackles George Fant and Chuma Edoga, and cornerback Quincy Wilson.
It’s certainly a little unexpected that three of the Jets’ most consistent contributors haven’t developed much of a market, but none of the four names mentioned as players who have drawn interest should be surprising.
The NY Jets could feasibly trade any of those four players in the coming days.
Williamson is in the last year of his contract and has clearly fallen out of favor with the coaching staff. While he’s locked into an every-down role now, the team’s reluctance to play him over Alec Ogletree probably doesn’t bode well for his short-term future.
The Jets want to see more of 2019 fifth-round pick Blake Cashman and with free-agent signing Patrick Onwuasor set to return in the coming weeks, the team will have the flexibility to move Williamson out of the starting lineup if need be.
As for Fant, the former Seattle Seahawks’ lineman was one of the team’s bigger free-agent acquisitions in a rather slow offseason. And while his play hasn’t been awful, he’s clearly someone they could look to move for the right price.
Fant has very little guaranteed money after this season making it pretty easy to move him despite him being on just the first year of a three-year contract.
Edoga is an interesting name to appear as a possible trade candidate. The Jets selected Edoga in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft and gave him an opportunity to start around half the season before an injury landed him on injured reserve.
Safe to say, he did not impress.
The Jets brought in Mekhi Becton this past offseason and replaced Edoga with Fant leaving the once-promising draft pick as the team’s swing tackle. Perhaps a team would be willing to send a late-round pick to the Jets with the hope that they can continue to develop Edoga.
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Wilson is the final name on the list and he doesn’t come as much of a surprise either. The Jets sent a sixth-round pick to the Indianapolis Colts for Wilson on Day 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft and the move looked like a smart one at the time.
Unfortunately, the former second-round pick has seen playing time on defense in just one game this season playing 41 percent of defensive snaps back in Week 2, even earning the start before leaving the game with an injury.
Since then, he’s suited up for just one game — a Week 5 loss to the Arizona Cardinals where he played a total of six special-teams snaps — and has been a healthy scratch the last two weeks.
Given the Jets’ woes at the cornerback position, it’s mildly surprising that they haven’t given Wilson another shot since returning from his injury. But for that very reason, it makes sense that other teams have called about his availability.
It’s very likely we see at least one of these players moved before this Tuesday — perhaps more than one of them.
Either way, the Jets are clearly active in the trade market and answering calls. These four just seem to be at the forefront of current discussions.