NY Jets: 5 pass rushers to trade for including Chandler Jones

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The NY Jets lost one of their most important players for the season last week when it was revealed that star defensive end Carl Lawson had torn his Achilles.

The Jets were relying on Lawson to be a tone-setter up front. He was expected to be the leader of a stout defensive line and the hope was that he would end the team's decades-long search for a star edge rusher.

But all of that has been put on hold for at least a year with Lawson sidelined.

With Lawson out, the Jets are scrambling to replace him — a feat that will likely prove to be impossible. There is no replacing Carl Lawson. All you can do is give his snaps to other players and hope for the best.

A few players on the roster who could be in line for increased playing time in Lawson's absence are Bryce Huff, John Franklin-Myers, Ronald Blair, and a slew of others.

But while the Jets do have a deep defensive line, they may not be content with the unit just yet.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Sunday that the Jets are exploring a trade for a pass rusher before the 2021 season starts with Lawson out.

There are a number of different directions the Jets could go with that. From the high-profile to the under-the-radar, we take a look at five pass rushers the Jets could target in a trade.

Of course, we have to start with the most notable of them all.