NY Jets: Ranking the 3 most likely players to be traded at the deadline

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The NY Jets are most likely to trade these three players prior to the NFL trade deadline.

The NY Jets are now just a few days away from the November 3rd trade deadline, and even though they’ve been relatively quiet in recent days, that doesn’t mean that their work is done just yet.

General manager Joe Douglas is surely making his fair share of calls as we speak looking to garner any interest for pretty much any player on the roster. With the exception of maybe Mekhi Becton, no one is off-limits.

If Douglas can find value in a trade, he’s going to make that deal. Whether that player is someone as irrelevant as backup pass-rusher Jordan Willis or the once-face-of-the-franchise Sam Darnold.

But which players are most likely to be moved?

Going into this past week, players like Marcus Maye, Brian Poole, and even Jamison Crowder appeared to be at the forefront of trade discussions. However, a recent report indicates that might not be the case.

Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer reported on Thursday that the Jets haven’t received much interest in those three players. And for that reason, none of them will make this list.

However, Breer did mention four players that the Jets have received calls on. And in many ways, that report will be the basis for these rankings.

Let’s take a look at three Jets players who are most likely be traded before next week’s deadline.

Next: 3. Chuma Edoga

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3. Chuma Edoga, OT, NY Jets

Chuma Edoga was one of the four names mentioned in Breer’s report and it isn’t surprising to hear that the Jets are receiving calls about the former third-round pick.

Edoga was given a chance to start around half of his rookie season before an injury sidelined him for the rest of the year. Unfortunately, it was far from an easy transition for the former USC standout.

In many ways, Edoga was seen as a developmental prospect who needed time to adapt to the NFL game. But after just eight games, it seemed as though the Jets had given up on him as a long-term starter.

The team added Mekhi Becton and George Fant in the offseason and although the latter was expected to compete with Edoga for the starting right tackle job, it never was much of a competition.

And thus, the Jets replaced Edoga with a middling veteran free-agent signing after just half a season starting. Perhaps a change of scenery could be worthwhile for the promising, young Edoga.

The Jets might be able to swindle away a late-round pick and if they don’t see Edoga as part of their future plans, maybe Douglas believes that’s fair value.

Either way, Breer’s report indicates that they’ve already received calls. And the logic and reasoning is there for a trade to happen.

Next: 2. Quincy Wilson

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2. Quincy Wilson, CB, NY Jets

Another player who’s been lost in the shuffle is cornerback Quincy Wilson. Much like Edoga, Wilson was also mentioned in Breer’s report as a player who teams have already called about and that’s hardly surprising.

The Jets sent a sixth-round pick to the Indianapolis Colts on Day 3 of the 2020 NFL Draft to acquire the once-promising Wilson. A second-round pick of the Colts in 2017, Wilson never worked out in Indianapolis.

But his physical upside led many to believe that he’d compete for one of the Jets’ starting cornerback jobs in the summer. He received an opportunity to start in Week 2 before leaving early with an injury.

But since that game, Wilson has played just six special-teams snaps and has been a healthy inactive in each of the last two weeks. It’s unclear why the Jets haven’t given Wilson another shot given their struggles at the position.

What is clear, however, is that the Jets don’t appear to be very high on Wilson at the moment. And as such, another team might come calling looking to provide the former Florida star with yet another change of scenery.

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The Jets gave up a sixth-round pick for Wilson back in April. Could they get an equivalent haul in return? Probably not, but you never know.

Wilson may not be the most high-profile name on this list, but he’s someone to keep an eye on in the coming days.

Next: 1. Avery Williamson

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1. Avery Williamson, LB, NY Jets

The final player on this list, Avery Williamson, was also mentioned as a possible trade candidate in Breer’s report. And of all the players in his report, it seems like a no-brainer that Williamson is ultimately dealt.

The veteran linebacker returned this year after missing all of last season with a torn ACL. But it became quickly apparent that the Jets’ coaching staff wasn’t quite as high on him as they were the year prior.

Williamson took a backseat role to Alec Ogletree of all players before the struggling linebacker was released. And even though Williamson has re-assumed an every-down role in the defense again, there’s no guarantee he holds on to that role.

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The Jets would love to get a closer look at 2019 fifth-round pick Blake Cashman as the year goes on given that the oft-injured linebacker could still be a part of their future.

Throw in Neville Hewitt — a Gregg Williams favorite — and Patrick Onwuasor who’s set to return from injured reserve in the next couple of weeks and the Jets can certainly afford to move on from Williamson who’s in the last year of his contract.

The Pittsburgh Steelers seem like a likely destination following the loss of Devin Bush for the season. Williamson could step in and fill the massive hole left by Bush’s absence.

Of all the players on this list, Williamson is not only the most likely to be traded, but the most likely to bring back anything of value.

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For the sake of both parties, it’s probably best that Williamson isn’t on the Jets by this time next week.