7 wide receivers the NY Jets can trade for after the Corey Davis retirement

Corey Davis has retired. What now? Who can the Jets trade for?
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2. The NY Jets could trade for Kendrick Bourne

Now, we get into the more realistic(ish) potential upgrades. We'll start with a player who might legitimately be the best wide receiver on the Jets' hated AFC East rivals, the New England Patriots, Kendrick Bourne.

Bourne isn't a flashy receiver by any means, but he does the little things. He's an excellent route runner, has reliable hands, and is a terrific blocker. He would be a perfect replacement for Davis.

The Patriots probably aren't very motivated to trade him at this moment, but given their abundance of young wide receiver depth and the fact that he will be a free agent at the end of the season, it might make sense to shop him around near the deadline.

Bourne has experience with Robert Saleh from their days together in San Francisco and would be an excellent midseason pickup for the Jets. If he's on the block at any point, the Jets should be very interested.

1. The NY Jets could trade for Michael Gallup

Michael Gallup is no stranger to trade rumors, and the former Dallas Cowboys third-round pick's name has once again come up in trade discussions this offseason.

The Cowboys traded for Brandin Cooks and have been impressed with the development of second-year wide receiver Jalen Tolbert this summer. Gallup remains the WR3 in Dallas, but for how much longer?

In truth, Gallup hasn't been the same player since the torn ACL he suffered in the 2021 season. He's failed to top 500 yards in each of the last two seasons, admittedly due in part to the time he missed as a result of the injury.

The Cowboys would likely have to eat some money to make this work, given Gallup's large cap hits, but the Jets have plenty of financial flexibility as well. From a purely stylistic standpoint, Gallup makes a ton of sense as a Davis replacement.