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2. The NY Jets could trade Marcus Maye to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

What do you get for the team that has everything? How about a sizable upgrade at the safety position that also doubles as a heartfelt reunion?

Marcus Maye began his career under the tutelage of former Jets head coach Todd Bowles, and he could follow Bowles to his next stop in Tampa Bay.

The Buccaneers don't need anything. This is a team that's fresh off a Super Bowl victory, after all. But there is something to be said about their lack of safety depth.

Antoine Winfield quietly emerged as one of the best defensive rookies in the NFL last year, but much like the aforementioned Jeremy Chinn, he plays more of a traditional strong safety position.

The starter opposite Winfield is fourth-year pro Jordan Whitehead who isn't a bad player by any means. After a difficult 2019 season, Whitehead bounced back and put together a very respectable campaign.

But the Buccaneers aren't looking for respectable. There's nothing wrong with having Whitehead, who's entering the final year of his rookie contract, as a starter.

But Maye would undoubtedly be an upgrade. And given the incredibly short window the Buccaneers are operating in given Tom Brady's age (he'll retire eventually), it might make sense to go all-in again this season.

They could do just that by trading for Maye. And I'm sure they'd make their defensive coordinator a very happy man in the process.

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