5 players the NY Jets could trade before the 2023 season

The Jets could trade any of these five players this summer
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The NY Jets made a variety of moves this offseason to set their roster up for success in 2023, none more so than the addition of future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

But as most NFL fans know, the roster fine-tuning process is one that never really ends. Teams are always looking for ways to improve their squads, whether it's March or August.

While late free-agency signings typically garner the majority of headlines (see: Dalvin Cook and DeAndre Hopkins), you can never rule out the possibility of a summer trade or two.

The Jets have a number of players on their roster who could be offloaded for the right price. Let's take a look at five players the Jets could consider trading this summer.

5. C.J. Uzomah, TE, NY Jets

To be candid, I don't think this one happens. The Jets aren't exactly looking to get rid of key offensive pieces — let alone one that played 53 percent of the team's offensive snaps last season.

That said, there is a scenario where the Jets could consider trading tight end C.J. Uzomah if the right offer comes their way. Trading Uzomah would save the Jets $3.5 million in 2023 cap space and incur a dead cap charge of $5.92 million in 2024.

That's a dead cap hit the Jets will have to take on regardless if they plan to move on from Uzomah after this upcoming season. This really comes down to Jeremy Ruckert. If the Jets believe he's ready to take on a larger role, trading Uzomah to free up snaps is something they could consider.

The Jets should be looking to retain as much talent as possible, but if some team offers a good enough deal and the Jets are confident in Ruckert, trading Uzomah is a possibility.