NY Jets trade a second-round pick for DeAndre Hopkins and a fourth-round pick
This is probably the most Cardinals-friendly of the three trade proposals on this list. If Hopkins' market is active and the Jets really want to make a trade happen, they could float around the idea of parting ways with their second-round pick.
This scenario sees the Jets send the 43rd overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft to the Cardinals in exchange for Hopkins and the Cardinals' fourth-round pick (No. 86 overall, pending compensatory selections).
That would equate to roughly the value of the 52nd or 53rd overall pick in the draft, using Jimmy Johnson's trade value chart. That might be more than any other NFL team is willing to offer.
Joe Douglas has been hesitant to part with significant draft capital in the past and this might be a little expensive for his liking, but the aggression factor has to be taken into consideration.
Douglas is likely willing to do whatever it takes to save his job and get the Jets to the playoffs in 2023. Trading for Hopkins is a surefire way to increase his team's odds of accomplishing that goal.
From the Cardinals' perspective, netting a second-round pick for a player who isn't a part of your future, needs a new contract, and is someone everyone knows you want to trade is a pretty substantial haul.
Meanwhile, the Jets can pair Hopkins with Garrett Wilson and whoever they bring in at quarterback. Combined with a returning Breece Hall, Elijah Moore, and two capable tight ends, this Jets' offense could take a significant step forward in 2023.
The Jets need to find ways to fix their offense. Adding another star wide receiver for the price second-round pick might just be worth it.