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4 trades the NY Jets should explore in the 2022 offseason

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4. NY Jets trade target: Andy Isabella, WR, Arizona Cardinals

It was reported last week that Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Andy Isabella had officially requested a trade. And given how his career in Arizona has gone, this shouldn't come as much of a surprise.

Isabella was drafted in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft with the hope that he would add a new element to his team's offense. The UMass product stole the show at the NFL Combine running a blazing 4.31 40-yard dash.

There were high hopes for Isabella in Arizona, however, his career has essentially stalled. The 25-year-old caught just nine passes as a rookie before receiving minimal playing time in 2020.

He completely fell out of his team's plans this past season catching just one pass for 13 yards in eight games. He was rendered a healthy scratch in over half of his team's games.

Isabella is hoping to land with another team before the start of the 2022 season, and perhaps the Jets could come calling. In reality, it likely wouldn't take more than a conditional late-round pick to facilitate a trade.

The Jets could offer a conditional 2023 seventh-round pick to the Cardinals in exchange for a player who will try to salvage his career in New York. If anything, perhaps a swap of former second-round wide receiver busts could be in order with Denzel Mims going to Arizona.

It's worth taking a flyer on a player who has the athleticism and playmaking ability to be a contributor on offense and special teams. Given what it would cost, it's a move worth considering.

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