NY Jets trade targets
This is where the Jets can find legitimate upgrades. That said, the downside with the trade market, of course, is that it requires both teams to come to an agreement. There are plenty of quality offensive linemen in the NFL, but how many are realistically available?
Two high-end trade targets that are at least semi-feasible for the Jets are Ezra Cleveland (Minnesota Vikings) and Daniel Brunskill (Tennessee Titans).
Cleveland is an above-average starting left guard who, at just 25 years old, should be a part of Minnesota's future. Despite this, the Vikings have yet to extend him, and his name has popped up in trade rumors.
I'd expect the Vikings to hold on to Cleveland, but if they don't see him as a part of their future plans, it would make sense to move him after Kirk Cousins' injury on Sunday derailed their season.
As for Brunskill, he spent time with Robert Saleh in San Francisco and is one of the few offensive linemen who can legitimately play all five offensive line positions. His versatility would be invaluable for a Jets team that lost Alijah Vera-Tucker to a season-ending injury earlier this year.
Unfortunately, Brunskill is the Titans' starting right guard, and it seems unlikely that they're looking to trade away starting offensive linemen following Will Levis' impressive debut on Sunday.
Other trade options include Ben Cleveland (Baltimore Ravens), Halapoulivaati Vaitai (Detroit Lions), and Brian Allen (Los Angeles Rams). Vaitai has experience with Joe Douglas and would absolutely be an upgrade, but he's battled injuries this year, and the Lions probably aren't looking to trade quality offensive linemen.
Cleveland is a realistic trade target, although the former third-round pick has underwhelmed at guard in Baltimore and might not be a real upgrade. As for Allen, he's a backup center in Los Angeles now, but he's started 32 games over the last three years.
It isn't easy to find offensive linemen in late October, but the Jets have a few avenues they could explore. No matter what route they take, it's clear that something needs to be done.