5 massive trades the NY Jets can still make this offseason

The Jets can still make some big trades

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NY Jets general manager Joe Douglas has developed an inconsistent resume during his half-decade with the organization to this point. While Douglas has genuinely made some impressive moves, he also has his fair share of clunkers.

Douglas's draft record is spotty, with a historic 2022 draft class serving as his saving grace. The same is true for his history in free agency, which is littered with more misses than hits.

But say what you want about Douglas' draft and free-agent record — the man could trade. This week's Morgan Moses trade is further evidence of that.

The Jets have left themselves enough financial flexibility that they're still able to make a big splash via a trade if they want to. Here's a look at five high-profile trades the Jets can still make to improve the team's hopes of reaching the Super Bowl next season.

5. The NY Jets can trade WR Allen Lazard

Let's start with the only player on this list the Jets would be trading away. The Jets signed Allen Lazard to a four-year, $44 million contract last offseason with the hope that he would serve as a competent WR2 alongside Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers infamously tore his Achilles just four plays in the season, and Lazard would go on to have the worst year of his career. The former Green Bay Packers wideout was a healthy scratch on multiple occasions.

The Jets have reportedly been involved in trade talks involving Lazard this offseason, and while now deal appears to be imminent, it's clearly a possibility. The issue might be finding a taker.

The Jets might be looking to move Lazard given the possibility of a Corey Davis return. If they can find a team willing to take on Lazard's contract (and they're willing to eat some dead cap), this one has a real chance of happening.