5 wide receivers the NY Jets can add after the Elijah Moore trade

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4. The NY Jets can sign Randall Cobb

Randall Cobb has been an obvious target for the Jets since the Aaron Rodgers trade became a legitimate possibility. The longtime Packers wide receiver has spent 10 of his 12 NFL seasons catching passes from Rodgers.

Cobb isn't the dynamic slot receiver he once was in his prime. We won't be seeing a repeat of Cobb's near-1,300-yard, 12-touchdown 2014 season anytime soon. Still, he's settled into a nice role as a dependable depth receiver in recent years.

A Cobb signing made a lot more sense before the Jets added Hardman on Wednesday. Unless the Jets view Hardman as Moore's replacement, signing Cobb doesn't seem as likely anymore.

The 32-year-old hasn't topped 500 yards in a season since 2019 and hasn't played a full season's worth of games since 2015. Cobb is best fit as a veteran depth receiver who can double as a return man.

The Jets don't really need that now with Hardman on the roster. He should be Berrios' replacement, both as a backup slot receiver and return specialist.

Still, if the Jets see Hardman as their new Elijah Moore, I could see Cobb reuniting with Rodgers in New York to be the team's new WR4 or WR5. That's why he still belongs on this list.

The Jets shouldn't sign Cobb with the goal of him playing any sort of meaningful role in 2023. As a depth receiver, he's fine. As anything more, the Jets would be making a mistake.