The NY Jets know that they need to make the playoffs in 2023. General manager Joe Douglas knows it. Head coach Robert Saleh knows it. Everyone in that building is well aware of the expectations for 2023.
For that reason, we can probably expect the regime to be a bit more aggressive in their roster-building strategy this offseason. While that obviously includes the quarterback position, that doesn't mean they won't explore all opportunities to upgrade the roster.
Perhaps one such opportunity can come in the form of superstar wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. The Score's Jordan Schultz reported on Tuesday that the Arizona Cardinals are expected to trade their star wide receiver this offseason.
With Kyler Murray likely sidelined for significant time in 2023 and the Cardinals bringing in a new regime, the aging Hopkins isn't exactly a fit for the current roster. There figures to be no shortage of interested teams, however.
The Jets struck out on making a high-profile trade for a wide receiver last offseason, failing to add Tyreek Hill, Deebo Samuel, or others. They eventually settled for drafting Garrett Wilson with the 10th overall pick, a scenario that clearly worked out for the organization.
Still, pairing Wilson with an established star like Hopkins could give the Jets one of the most dangerous offenses in football, pending quarterback play.
Hopkins' trade value likely isn't as high as many probably believe it is. The five-time Pro Bowler is looking for a new contract and has played just 19 combined games over the last two years.
So what could the Jets realistically offer for Hopkins? Let's take a look at three realistic trade packages the Jets can propose this offseason.