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4 players the NY Jets could trade for a decent return this summer

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NY Jets, Mike White
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3. Mike White, QB, NY Jets

Mike White trade speculation is nothing new. The near-unanimous fan favorite has been rumored to be a target of other teams since his stunning performances last season.

The real question here is whether the Jets could actually receive something as high as a fifth-round pick for him. To answer that, I'll simply point you to last summer's trade of Chris Herndon that netted the Jets a fourth-round pick.

General manager Joe Douglas has proven time and time again that he knows when to offload assets and how to maximize their returns. White still has enough momentum from his 2021 season and Douglas could look to parlay that into a future draft pick.

It's not like the Jets particularly need White at the moment. Zach Wilson is the unquestioned starter while Joe Flacco is the reliable veteran mentor. Barring injury, White is looking ahead to a season in which he'll be a healthy scratch every week.

Rather than waste a roster spot on a third quarterback who won't even dress on gamedays, the Jets could look to showcase White this summer in the hopes that they could flip him for a draft pick.

If White plays well enough, the Jets might just be able to get a decent return for him. After all, that would probably be a better use of assets than having White lose all momentum and value whittling away on the bench.

Mike White is a prime trade candidate for the Jets this offseason, and Joe Douglas might just be able to recoup another sizable return on investment.

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