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

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1. NY Jets trade target: Derek Barnett (Philadelphia Eagles)

The Jets/Eagles connection is a powerful one and it wouldn't be surprising at all to see general manager Joe Douglas return to the well that was his former home in search of a pass rusher.

Fortunately, the Eagles happen to have a pair of young pass rushers on expiring contracts who could be of interest to the Jets.

Derek Barnett and Josh Sweat are both in the final year of their deals and are set to hit the open market next offseason. The Eagles don't exactly have the most cap flexibility which might make it difficult to re-sign both.

So why not deal one of them before they reach that point and recoup some assets?

Sweat has had the better summer and likely won't cost quite as much so I'm operating under the assumption that they'd rather keep him. Especially if the Jets are willing to give them something of decent value for Barnett.

A first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Barnett hasn't lived up to expectations, but that doesn't mean he hasn't developed into an effective pass rusher.

The former Tennessee star has had 12 sacks over the last two years and only turned 25-years-old this past June.

Also remember the fact that Douglas played an important role in Philadelphia drafting Barnett (just as he did Sweat) while he was working for the organization.

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With the Jets and Eagles set to take part in joint practices this week, there's no better time for the two sides to meet and hash out a deal. You know they'll be talking.