4. The NY Jets could trade Marcus Maye to the Carolina Panthers
The Jets already made one blockbuster trade with the Carolina Panthers this offseason. Why not make it a pair?
After shipping Sam Darnold to Carolina this past April, the Jets could reunite him with his former teammate in Maye if the two sides agree on a trade.
The need is there for the Panthers.
Jeremy Chinn was a revelation for Carolina in 2020 as the rookie second-rounder emerged as a talented playmaker in the secondary. But Chinn is essentially a hybrid safety/linebacker.
He's a long-term piece, but he doesn't fill the same role that Maye does. Opposite Chinn is former Jets draft bust Juston Burris who has reinvented himself and carved out a fine NFL career as a safety.
Burris struggled with injuries last season and is hardly an exciting starting option, to begin with. Not to mention the depth behind him is almost nonexistent.
The Panthers have made addressing their secondary a point of emphasis in recent years following up on the Chinn pick with the selection of Jaycee Horn in the first round of this year's draft.
But they could use a rangy center field safety patrolling the defensive backfield. Marcus Maye would fit right in.