6 players the NY Jets can trade before or during the 2023 NFL Draft
By Justin Fried
1. Corey Davis, WR, NY Jets
Even with the Jets failing to sign Odell Beckham Jr., no player on the roster remains more likely to be traded than Corey Davis. It's the reason why many believe he is still on the roster, to begin with.
Davis was seen as a surefire cap casualty entering the offseason. The former Tennessee Titans wide receiver was coming off another injury-riddled campaign, and the Jets could save a significant chunk of money by releasing him.
However, at the time of writing, Davis remains on the Jets' roster. The Jets could still trade or release Davis and create $10.5 million in cap space, effectively doubling their current cap figure, but they haven't done it yet.
The most logical reason for this is that Davis could be included in the eventual Aaron Rodgers trade. The Green Bay Packers have expressed a desire to add at least one veteran wide receiver this offseason, and Davis could make some sense.
He likely doesn't hold much trade value, after all, it's very plausible that the Jets simply opt to release him, but adding him to the trade could be a way of lowering the draft capital the Jets give up.
It's still possible that the Jets opt to keep Davis after not signing Beckham, but his salary is an obstacle. It probably makes more sense for the Jets to trade or release him.
Davis is in need of a change of scenery and the Jets are in need of cap relief. I still expect him to be a part of the Aaron Rodgers trade when all is said and done.