The NY Jets' history as a franchise is chock full of draft-day mistakes and countless front office miscues. Regime after regime has taken the reins of the organization only to fall short of expectations.
Pessimistic? Sure. But it's hard to argue it isn't accurate.
However, despite their incompetence over the years, the Jets don't have as extensive of a history with poor trades as many might expect. In fact, it's probably easier to recount some of their best trades.
From older trades such as the move to acquire the first overall pick in the 1964 AFL Draft which was used on Joe Namath to more recent ones such as the Jamal Adams swap, the Jets have a pretty good history of making fruitful trades.
The Curtis Martin trade, the trade-up to draft Darrelle Revis, or even the trading away of Keyshawn Johnson come to mind when discussing some of the best trades in franchise history.
But we're not here to discuss those. Instead, we'll be focusing on some of the biggest blunders the Jets made in trade negotiations.
Before we start, a quick honorable mention should go out to the decision to trade defensive end Hugh Douglas prior to the 1998 season. Douglas would go on to make three straight Pro Bowls in Philadelphia while the Jets would do next to nothing with the draft capital they received.
With that said, let's take a look at the four worst trades in Jets history.