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NY Jets: 4 players who could be traded before the 2021 season starts

NY Jets, Jamison Crowder
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NY Jets, Jamison Crowder
NY Jets, Jamison Crowder / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

2. Jamison Crowder, WR, NY Jets

Braxton Berrios isn't the only Jets receiver who could be traded this summer, however. In fact, the most likely overall player the Jets could trade is probably Jamison Crowder.

Crowder has been the Jets' leading receiver over the last two years and one of the only reliable members of an abysmal offense. But none of that means anything going into 2021.

The Jets drafted Crowder's eventual replacement in Elijah Moore and it's going to be hard to keep the standout rookie off the field. His performance this summer just solidifies that notion.

Crowder was forced to take a significant pay cut to remain with the team this offseason, but even that might not be enough to keep him around.

While the Jets can't just outright release Crowder now — his $5.5 million dead cap charge prevents that — they could still trade him with a dead cap hit of just $1 million.

It is notable that they left that possibility open. The Jets clearly aren't set on Crowder being on the roster in 2021 — not if they can recoup assets for him.

Moore is waiting in the wings. Keelan Cole has plenty of experience playing in the slot. And the aforementioned Braxton Berrios can also play a role.

If the Jets are going to trade any player before the season starts, Crowder makes the most sense.

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