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

NY Jets, Jamison Crowder
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NY Jets, Marcus Maye
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1. Marcus Maye, S, NY Jets

Another player who doesn't seem long for New York is safety Marcus Maye. Although Maye is certainly less likely to be traded, especially before the season starts, than Crowder.

Maye was due for a hefty pay raise this offseason after a career year in 2020. However, the Jets opted to place the franchise tag on him with the expectation that they would revisit extension talks later in the offseason.

Those extension talks never led anywhere, and given what the Jets were offering, it seems unlikely that they make a serious effort to extend him in the future.

There's still a lot of time between now and next offseason, but there's a very good chance that Maye is not on the Jets' roster next year.

That could mean a trade is in his future.

Whether before, during, or after the season, the possibility that the Jets trade Maye is a real one. Would they really trade Maye before the season even begins, though?

If the Jets are looking to recoup as many assets as possible, there is probably no better time to trade him than now. His value might be at its peak — the Jets could look to pounce.

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It's still an unlikely scenario, but don't rule out the possibility of a Marcus Maye trade this summer.