5 moves the NY Jets should make after signing Mike Williams

What should the Jets do next?

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2. The NY Jets should trade (or release) Zach Wilson

This one isn't so much what the Jets should do as opposed to what they will do. Zach Wilson will not be on the Jets' roster in 2024. His days as a member of the organization are numbered, and it would make sense to part ways sooner rather than later.

Wilson's relationship with the Jets has deteriorated to the point of no return, and even if the team is unable to find a trade partner, there is no path to redemption. Wilson will be released if he's not traded.

The ideal scenario would see some team step up as a trade partner. Trading Wilson would save the Jets from eating over $11 million in dead cap, freeing up around $5.45 million in cap space. It doesn't matter what they'd even get in return — that's a best-case scenario at this point.

Unfortunately, this situation seems to be trending toward a release, which would allow Wilson an opportunity to find a new home on a cheaper contract. Either way, the Jets will move on from their former No. 2 overall pick in the near future.

1. The NY Jets should sign Jadeveon Clowney

After landing one big fish in free agency on Tuesday, the Jets are set to host three-time Pro Bowler Jadeveon Clowney on an official visit on Wednesday. Will the Jets go two-for-two? That remains to be seen.

The departure of Bryce Huff has left a sizable hole in the Jets' front seven, and while the team expects 2023 first-round pick Will McDonald to take on a larger role, they're also likely to add more edge-rush depth.

Clowney would be a high-end addition to the Jets' pass-rush corps. The former No. 1 overall pick recorded a career-high 9.5 sacks and 71 pressures last season, putting together arguably his best campaign in years.

The Jets don't necessarily need Clowney, but if they're truly going all-in on the 2024 season, why not continue adding to this talented roster with a player who would immediately become arguably their best (or second-best) edge defender?