NY Jets news: 4 possible trade destinations for Marcus Maye

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3. The NY Jets could trade Marcus Maye to the Baltimore Ravens

Of the four teams on this list, the Baltimore Ravens are the team that needs safety help the least. They have two very good players in the ever-underrated Chuck Clark and the ascending DeShon Elliott.

Clark is a favorite of defensive coordinator Wink Martindale as his versatility allows the Ravens to use him all over the defense. And Elliott is a good young player who stepped into a starting role last season and performed admirably.

So why would the Ravens be looking for a safety? It's because Clark and Elliott occupy a very similar role in Baltimore's defense.

Both players are better suited as strong safeties with neither having particularly impressive range. Elliott was a good player in 2020, but he wasn't Earl Thomas — the man who he ultimately replaced.

The Ravens could use another Earl Thomas filling that center-field safety role in their defense. And this isn't a team that has shied away from blockbuster trades in the past.

Back in October of 2019, the Ravens traded for star cornerback Marcus Peters who all but resurrected his career in Baltimore. The following year, they went out an acquired pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue from Minnesota in a deal that didn't work out quite as well.

The Ravens aren't afraid to make high-profile, midseason acquisitions. And while addressing the safety position is hardly a dire need, Maye would fill a role that the team simply cannot fill with their current roster.