3 star wide receivers the NY Jets can trade for this season

Which star wide receivers could the Jets trade for?
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3. The NY Jets could trade for Marquise Brown

Marquise Brown may not be the same caliber of player as the other two receivers on this list, but you could make the argument that he's a borderline WR1. He's proved that over the last two years.

Brown topped 1,000 yards for the first time in his career in 2021, finishing with 91 catches for 1,008 yards and six touchdowns in his final season with the Baltimore Ravens.

He followed that up with a strong first year in Arizona, where he was on pace for over 1,000 yards again before a foot injury sidelined him for a few weeks midseason. At worst, Brown is a high-end No. 2 wide receiver — something the Jets don't currently have.

He's one of the best deep threats in the NFL, with 4.33 speed and excellent tracking ability. Pairing him with Garrett Wilson would give the Jets one of the better wide receiver duos in football.

A trade is very feasible, too. Brown is entering the final year of his contract in 2023, and it's far from a guarantee that the Arizona Cardinals will look to extend him. After all, the Cardinals probably won't be doing much winning this season.

It's easy to envision a scenario in which the Cardinals shop Brown around prior to the trade deadline. The Jets have the ammunition and financial flexibility to make a trade work.

While many might prefer a true superstar wide receiver like the other two names on this list, if those plans fall through, Brown makes a ton of sense as a contingency plan.