4 players the NY Jets should've traded for at the deadline

The Jets didn't make any trades, but they should've
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2. The NY Jets should've traded for Hunter Renfrow

Remember everything that was said about the wide receiver position on the first slide? All of that applies here as well.

The Jets are desperately missing a reliable receiver who can move the chains and make plays on third down. Lazard is far too inconsistent to be that guy, and outside of Garrett Wilson, there isn't another player on the roster who can fill that role.

Enter Hunter Renfrow. Renfrow has fallen out of favor in Las Vegas despite the fact that he hauled in over 100 catches for 1,038 yards and nine touchdowns just two seasons ago.

Renfrow was a first-down machine during his Pro Bowl 2021 season, racking up a whopping 52 first-downs across 17 games. That's a rate of over three first downs per game.

The former Clemson standout also finished with a drop rate of just 2.6 percent, which ranked sixth among wide receivers with at least 90 targets. For context, Allen Lazard's drop rate this season is nearly 20 percent. Randall Cobb's drop rate sits at an atrocious 40 percent.

Renfrow is exactly the type of player the Jets need in this offense right now. Some will point to his contract being an issue, but none of his 2024 salary would be guaranteed for a team trading for him. There would be little to no risk.

It's hard to imagine the Raiders were asking for much, given that he's caught just 10 passes this season. Renfrow is someone the Jets should have prioritized as a top target.

For whatever reason, however, it just wasn't meant to be. The Jets' wide receiver room is in serious trouble if anything happens to Garrett Wilson.