5 players the NY Jets could trade before the 2023 season

The Jets could trade any of these five players this summer
NY Jets, Michael Carter
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2. Michael Carter, RB, NY Jets

The Jets had high hopes for Michael Carter following a promising rookie season that saw him finish with 639 yards and four touchdowns on a healthy 4.3 yards per carry.

Even following the addition of Breece Hall, Carter was expected to serve an important role in a dynamic one-two punch for Gang Green. Unfortunately, Carter's sophomore NFL season fell well short of expectations.

The former fourth-round pick averaged a woeful 3.5 yards per carry even when asked to take on a larger role following Hall's season-ending injury. Carter was one of the Jets' biggest disappointments in 2022.

The Jets added rookie Israel Abanikanda in the fifth round of this year's draft to provide competition for Carter and Zonovan Knight. At the moment, Carter is penciled in as the Jets' RB2 behind Hall once again.

That could change, though. The Jets remain interested in signing free-agent running back Dalvin Cook, and if they do get a deal done, one of Carter or Knight will become expendable.

Carter figures to have the most trade value and could find himself on the market if Cook is signed. If he isn't traded, there's a chance the Jets straight-up cut him before the season starts if he loses out to Knight.

Michael Carter still has an important role in the Jets' offense right now, but that could change very quickly if Dalvin Cook is signed.