5 wide receivers the NY Jets can add after the Elijah Moore trade
By Justin Fried
The NY Jets shook up their wide receiver room in a big way on Wednesday, signing Mecole Hardman before trading Elijah Moore to the Cleveland Browns in a swap of Day 3 draft picks.
The Hardman signing is a welcome addition to the Jets' receiving corps, and the speedy former Kansas City Chiefs wideout is an ideal upgrade and replacement for Braxton Berrios.
The loss of Moore, however, leaves the Jets with a bit of a hole at the position. A trio of Garrett Wilson, Allen Lazard, and Hardman isn't good enough for the Jets in 2023 — they will likely look to make another addition this offseason.
Who can the Jets sign, draft, or trade for to help replace Moore? Let's take a look at a few likely options.
5. The NY Jets can trade for Jerry Jeudy
The Denver Broncos are reportedly shopping their wide receivers this offseason, and the most prominent name that could be on the move is former first-round pick Jerry Jeudy.
Jeudy has been a popular trade candidate this offseason, and with good reason. The former Alabama star is coming off a career year in 2022 in which he finished with 67 catches for 972 yards and six touchdowns in 15 games, despite receiving some pretty lackluster quarterback play.
At just 23 years old (he turns 24 next month), Jeudy is one of the league's better young wide receivers. The issue might come with the Broncos' reported asking price of at least a first-round pick.
That feels a bit steep for the Jets, given the fact that they're already going to lose draft capital in the Aaron Rodgers trade. If the Jets aren't willing to give up pick 13 for Rodgers, I don't think they would for Jeudy.
That said, he's a young star wide receiver who is an active name in the trade market, so he deserves to be mentioned.