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Calvin Ridley and 3 other wide receivers the NY Jets could trade for

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4. NY Jets trade target: Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons

Let's take about the Calvin Ridley situation for a moment. The star Falcons wideout has developed nicely in Atlanta with his breakout season coming in 2020 when he finished with a team-leading 90 catches for 1,374 yards and nine touchdowns.

With Julio Jones injured for half the year, Ridley stepped up and became Matt Ryan's top target establishing that he could be a true WR1 in the NFL. That was the role the Falcons expected him to fill again in 2021.

However, after just five games, Ridley decided to step away from football citing mental health reasons. Now, reports have emerged that Ridley might just want to leave Atlanta altogether.

If the Falcons are willing to listen to offers, the Jets, and every team for that matter, should be interested. Ridley just turned 27 last month and is still playing out his rookie contract.

He's a superstar wide receiver in every sense of the term and could provide the Jets with the true No. 1 wideout that they've been searching for. Pairing Ridley with Elijah Moore and Corey Davis would give the Jets one of the best wide receiver corps in the NFL.

The price tag might be a bit steep, but it's not as if the Jets don't have the draft capital to make it work. And what good is draft capital if you aren't going to use it to acquire star players?

If Calvin Ridley becomes available, the Jets absolutely have to seriously explore his market.

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