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2. NY Jets trade target: Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns

One under-the-radar name that could become available this offseason is Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry. Landry will be entering the final year of his contract in 2022 and is coming off the least productive season of his NFL career.

The former Miami Dolphin has battled injuries (and poor quarterback play) and has just 46 catches for495 yards and a touchdown this season. With a $16 million cap hit, the Browns might look to move on and clear cap space.

Now, it should be noted that, unlike some of the other entries on this list, the Jets shouldn't have to give up significant draft capital to get a deal done. In fact, it's very possible a Day 3 pick is enough to move Landry.

The Browns could even consider cutting Landry for a minimal dead cap hit of $1.5 million, but if the Jets come calling with a Day 3 pick, perhaps they could convince Cleveland to trade him instead.

The Jets could explore a Jamison Crowder-like situation and ask Landry to take a pay cut if necessary. Even at 29-years-old, Landry can be a dynamic weapon in the Jets' offense.

With Jamison Crowder likely departing in the offseason, the Jets need to search for his replacement in the slot. The shifty Landry could be an ideal high-volume, after-the-catch threat in Mike LaFleur's offense.

If the Jets don't want to part ways with significant draft capital, Landry makes plenty of sense.

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