The NY Jets tried their hardest to trade for a big-name wide receiver last offseason to no avail. They struck out on Tyreek Hill and Deebo Samuel, but perhaps they'll have an opportunity to avenge their missed opportunities from a year ago.
The Score's Jordan Schultz reported on Tuesday that the Arizona Cardinals "plan to trade" superstar wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins this offseason. The Jets should and likely will be interested in the five-time Pro Bowler.
Hopkins is reportedly looking for a new contract, and with the Cardinals' 2023 plans uncertain following Kyler Murray's injury, it would make sense to get something for their star receiver.
The Jets already have Garrett Wilson, but no other player on the Jets' roster topped 600 yards in 2022. Pairing Hopkins with Wilson and Elijah Moore would give the Jets one of the best wide receiver corps in the NFL.
It's certainly a scenario worth exploring.
Other NY Jets
Two Jets named to Pro Football Focus All-Pro team
Pro Football Focus released their annual All-Pro teams on Tuesday and two Jets made the list. Cornerback Sauce Gardner was named first-team All-Pro while defensive tackle Quinnen Williams earned second-team All-Pro honors.
Gardner was a no-brainer as the rookie sensation was likely the best cornerback in football in 2022. PFF agreed with that sentiment calling him "the best corner in the game."
As for Williams, he was edged out by the likes of Chris Jones and Dexter Lawrence who narrowly earned first-team All-Pro honors over him. It's hard to argue with Jones as his 77 pressures were 14 more than any other defensive tackle in football in 2022.
You could make the case that Williams deserves to be placed higher than Lawrence, but both players were phenomenal this season. Either way, the Jets had two superstar defenders on their roster in 2022 — and hopefully for the foreseeable future.
Jets sign eight players to reserve/future contracts
The Jets signed seven players to reserve/future contracts on Monday including quarterback Chris Streveler. These seven players were on the team's practice squad in 2022 and this move allows them to stick around into the spring and hopefully the summer.
The other six players signed on Monday were offensive lineman Chris Glaser, cornerback Craig James, cornerback Jimmy Moreland, defensive lineman Marquiss Spencer, linebacker Chazz Surratt, and wide receiver Malik Taylor.
The Jets later signed defensive tackle Tanzel Smart to a reserve/future contract on Tuesday, bringing the total up to eight players. Smart has appeared in six games with the Jets over the last three years and has become a perpetual summer standout.
Streveler is the most notable name as the Jets are hoping to bring Streveler back this summer. XFL and USFL teams would no doubt be interested, but the Jets want to keep Streveler around for the time being.