5 ideal under-the-radar NY Jets trade targets at the deadline

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4. Kendrick Bourne, WR, New England Patriots

Yes, inter-division trades are rare, but there's not unprecedented. The New England Patriots famously traded wide receiver Demaryius Thomas to the Jets in 2019. Could history repeat itself with a different receiver in 2023?

It's no secret that the Jets could really use some help at wide receiver, especially with Randall Cobb struggling mightily. Kendrick Bourne is one of the most underrated wide receivers in the NFL, and he could provide some much-needed depth at the position for Gang Green.

In seven games this season, Bourne has recorded 34 catches for 370 yards and three touchdowns in a putrid Patriots offense. He would instantly be the second-best wide receiver on the Jets roster and give the team some insurance behind Garrett Wilson.

Bourne is a crisp route-runner with excellent hands who doubles as a strong run-blocker. He's exactly what this Jets team needs...if the Patriots are willing to play ball.

3. Cordarrelle Patterson, RB, Atlanta Falcons

One of the more underrated needs for the Jets ahead of the trade deadline is actually at running back. Breece Hall is one of the best running backs in football, but the Jets' depth behind him isn't exactly strong.

Dalvin Cook has been a complete bust of a free-agent signing and could be traded himself. Michael Carter is a fine third-down back, but he's not someone the Jets want to carry the load if Hall were to miss any time. We've yet to see rookie Israel Abanikanda in an NFL game.

Cordarrelle Patterson isn't doing much as the third running back in Atlanta, which makes him a potential trade target. Patterson would be a significant upgrade over Carter as the Jets' third-down back and would immediately become the team's second-best running back.

Patterson can be the jack-of-all-trades offensive weapon the Jets hoped Mecole Hardman would be while doubling as much-needed running back depth. He's worth whatever late-round pick swap it would likely take to acquire him.