5 trade targets that would help make NY Jets Super Bowl contenders

These high-profile trade targets would set the Jets up for success in 2024

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4. The NY Jets could trade for S Justin Simmons

The Denver Broncos find themselves in a tight cap situation entering the offseason, which could force the team to make some difficult financial situations. One player who could be on the chopping block is longtime star safety Justin Simmons.

Simmons is entering the final year of his contract and is set to have a cap hit of over $18 million in 2024. The Broncos could release him and save $14.5 million, but his name has also popped up in trade rumors as of late.

The Jets haven't invested a ton in the safety position under Joe Douglas, but if Simmons can be had for a reasonable price, perhaps the team comes calling. The four-time second-team All-Pro remains one of the best safeties in football.

The Jets' defense is already one of the best in the NFL. Adding a star safety to the equation would complete what could go down as the best defense in franchise history.

3. The NY Jets could trade for WR Courtland Sutton

Simmons isn't the only Broncos player that could be on the trade block. Wide receiver Courtland Sutton has been a frequent resident in trade rumors over the last year or so, and those rumors have persisted this offseason.

Sutton still has two years left on his contract, but the Broncos can save nearly $10 million by releasing him prior to the start of the new league year. Another option they could explore is a trade.

Sutton recorded a career-high 10 touchdowns in 2023 to go along with 59 catches for 772 yards. He's not the same caliber of player as Davante Adams, but he would provide a perfect complement to Garrett Wilson as the Jets' WR2.

There's a real chance that Sutton finally gets moved this offseason, and if he does, the Jets should be among his top suitors.