Colin Cowherd suggests ridiculous NY Jets trade including Sauce Gardner

NY Jets, Sauce Gardner
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The NY Jets obviously need a quarterback this offseason. If their pursuit of Aaron Rodgers has made one thing clear, it's that they are determined to land a QB for next season.

But what happens if the Jets miss out on Rodgers? What might their plan be? Well, NFL "analyst" Colin Cowherd has one...interesting...suggestion for Joe Douglas and company.

Cowherd recently suggested on an episode of The Herd with Colin Cowherd that the Jets should consider drafting a quarterback. The problem is that, as Cowherd notes, acquiring one with the No. 13 overall pick might be difficult.

That's why Cowherd proposes the brilliant idea of trading up from No. 13 to No. 4 to draft a quarterback. Ignoring the notion that trading with the Indianapolis Colts, who also need a quarterback, is a bit silly in its own right, it's what Cowherd suggests the Jets offer in a trade that makes this situation downright laughable.

Cowherd suggested that the Jets might need to package the No. 13 pick and cornerback Sauce Gardner to move up to the fourth overall pick. Yes. This was a real thing said on live television.

No, the NY Jets are not going to trade Sauce Gardner

Let's pretend the Jets actually consider drafting a quarterback in the first round, which seems highly unlikely at this stage. Let's even pretend they somehow convince the Colts to move down from the No. 4 pick.

Using Jimmy Johnson's trade value chart, the difference between picks No. 4 and 13 is roughly equivalent to the value of a late first-round pick. We can assume there's an extra tax on that value given that it is draft day and trading up isn't cheap, but it's probably not more than one first-round pick.

There is no feasible argument to be made that suggests Gardner's trade value is one first-round pick. Jamal Adams was traded for two first-round picks, and he was a safety in need of a new contract who had demanded a trade.

Gardner is already a top-three (possibly top-one) cornerback with four years of team control remaining and part of one of the best secondaries in football. Simply put, Cowhered has absolutely no clue what he's talking about.

Of course, we shouldn't be surprised. This is the same person who said that Rodgers didn't fit with the Jets three days after he said he was a "great fit" with the Jets on the same television program.

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The Jets don't have a great plan if they don't land Rodgers, but they certainly won't entertain the idea of trading Sauce Gardner to move up nine slots in the draft.