NY Jets: 4 trades the team could make this summer

NY Jets, Nick Foles
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NY Jets, Gardner Minshew
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4. The NY Jets could trade for Gardner Minshew

The Jets are still in search of a true backup quarterback and it's very likely that they do add another player to their QB room before the end of the offseason.

Simply put, Mike White and James Morgan aren't going to cut it.

A couple of players the Jets have been connected to are the aforementioned Mullens and Nick Foles — more on him later. But what if they went in a completely different direction and called the Jacksonville Jaguars about Gardner Minshew?

The former sixth-round pick's days in Jacksonville appear to be numbered with Trevor Lawrence now in town. The Jaguars also signed veteran C.J. Beathard in the offseason to a deal that would certainly be a lot of money for a third-string quarterback.

Minshew wants out, and ideally, he wants a chance to start. But his market has been rather dry and there's a good chance he doesn't receive that opportunity at this stage.

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler recently reported that the Jaguars would likely take a fifth or sixth-rounder in return for the man who has been their starting QB for the better part of the last two years.

And that might be a worthy investment for the Jets.

Minshew has impressed in a poor situation since coming into the NFL with 37 career touchdowns to just 11 interceptions. At worst, he'd be one of the better backups in the league and would come at a cheap, team-friendly price.

At best, the Jets could look to flip him some time in the future and turn this transaction into a profit.

Minshew is an intriguing investment that the Jets should explore.