9 teams that could trade for NY Jets QB Zach Wilson

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3. The NY Jets can trade Zach Wilson to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially said goodbye to Tom Brady this offseason, leaving a gaping hole at the quarterback position. Unless the Bucs sign a veteran like Derek Carr, it might make sense for the organization to enter a period of rebuilding in 2023.

The Bucs already have 2022 second-round pick Kyle Trask on the roster, but why not add another young quarterback to compete with the former Florida standout?

I don't think the Bucs would roll with either Trask or Wilson as their starter in 2023, but it could make sense to have two young quarterbacks compete for the backup job, especially if the plan isn't to compete next season.

2. The NY Jets can trade Zach Wilson to the Green Bay Packers

Much like with the Ravens example, this one only makes sense if the Jets trade for Aaron Rodgers. If Rodgers opts to leave Green Bay, the Packers could ask for Wilson in a potential trade.

Now, Wilson wouldn't be asked to start. The starting job would presumably go to former first-round pick Jordan Love. But Wilson could be a young QB to develop behind Love in case the Utah State product doesn't work out.

Trading Wilson for his idol would be an amusing wrinkle to this year's NFL offseason.

1. The NY Jets can trade Zach Wilson to the Los Angeles Rams

Out of any team in the NFL, I think the Los Angeles Rams make the most sense as a trade destination for Zach Wilson. Even before the addition of Mike LaFleur, the Rams checked all the boxes for me.

They're an aging former contender with an old quarterback and a roster in limbo. Combine that with no obvious succession plan behind Matthew Stafford and you have an ideal destination.

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LaFleur reportedly pushed hard for the Jets to draft Wilson back in 2021, so it's clear that he was high on the former BYU standout. A reunion in Los Angeles where Wilson can sit behind Stafford and develop under Sean McVay's watch is a perfect situation for both parties.