5 Cardinals players the NY Jets can trade for in a fire sale

The Jets could take advantage of a potential Cardinals fire sale

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4. The NY Jets could trade for WR Greg Dortch

Greg Dortch actually began his career with the Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2019. The undersized, undrafted rookie failed to make the roster and had just three catches entering the 2022 season.

That was before he broke out as a key part of the Cardinals' offense. Dortch saw an uptick in playing time due to injuries and went on to finish the year with 52 catches for 467 yards and two touchdowns.

That said, the former Wake Forest standout finds himself on the roster bubble this summer. The Jets could be looking for wide receiver help following Corey Davis' shock retirement, and Dortch is a low-cost option who could make some sense.

Dortch isn't the best fit stylistically, but he could make sense as a backup slot receiver and return man if the Jets don't want Mecole Hardman handling that role. He's a realistic and affordable target.

3. The NY Jets could trade for LB Krys Barnes

The Cardinals signed former Green Bay Packers linebacker Krys Barnes to a one-year contract this offseason with the expectation that he would compete for a starting job, but the emergence of Josh Woods has put that in question.

Barnes is a former undrafted linebacker who started 24 games in three years with the Packers. Of course, it needs to be pointed out that he spent the first three years of his career with Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay.

The Jets could really use some additional veteran linebacker depth, and even if Barnes wouldn't be brought in to start, he could serve as a reliable backup behind Jamien Sherwood.

His experience with Rodgers certainly helps, as does the fact that he very well could be on the trade block at some point this season. This is another one that makes a ton of sense.