NY Jets somehow get a draft pick in return for Blake Cashman

NY Jets, Blake Cashman
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NY Jets general manager Joe Douglas had made a habit out of getting significantly more in return for a player than most could have ever expected. Some might call him a trade aficionado.

That proved to be the case again on Wednesday as Douglas somehow managed to trade oft-injured linebacker Blake Cashman to the Houston Texans for a 2023 sixth-round pick.

Now, it's not as if a future sixth-round pick is any crazy amount of draft capital. But the fact that Douglas was able to get anything for Cashman, a player who's appeared in just 14 games in three years, is nothing short of a miracle.

It's hard to imagine a scenario where Cashman made the team's Week 1 roster this season. Despite this, the Jets managed to pick up an actual asset for him.

Joe Douglas strikes again.

Blake Cashman's career with the NY Jets was disappointing

A fifth-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, there was some hope that Cashman could develop into a future starting linebacker and a core special-teamer. Unfortunately, injuries derailed his career every step of the way.

Cashman started five of the seven games he played as a rookie before landing on the injured reserve with a torn labrum and a fractured shoulder. That would prove to be a troubling trend for the young linebacker.

Cashman actually opened the 2020 season as the Jets' starting linebacker (ahead of Avery Williamson!), but he injured his hamstring after just four plays and landed on the IR once again.

That would be the first of two IR stints for Cashman in 2020 as he appeared in just four games, never playing another defensive snap after Week 1. 2021 was more of the same for Cashman. The Minnesota product was limited to just three games as two more stints on the injured reserve cut his season short.

For those keeping score, that's five IR stints in three years. That's almost unheard of.

Cashman didn't show much when he actually was on the field either which makes this trade even more confusing for the Texans. The Jets certainly won't complain, however.

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Another member of Mike Maccagnan's final draft class is now gone, but at least in this case, the Jets actually managed to get something for him.