The NY Jets have made it clear that they're in the market for running back depth this summer with their continued pursuit of Dalvin Cook. Perhaps another player could pique their interest.
Bleacher Report's Maurice Moton recently put together a list of eight bold predictions for the summer, and one of those predictions saw the Jets trading for Las Vegas Raider star running back Josh Jacobs.
Jacobs led the NFL with 1,653 rushing yards last season en route to earning first-team All-Pro honors. The Raiders opted to franchise tag their star running back this offseason which has led to trade rumors as we approach the summer.
While Jacobs would undoubtedly be a massive addition for the Jets, it seems unlikely they want to make that sort of a splash in the running back market. Signing Cook to provide depth behind Breece Hall is one thing, but Jacobs would probably be more than that.
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Mike DeVito has a new job at his alma mater
Former Jets defensive lineman Mike DeVito has kept a relatively low profile since his retirement from the NFL in 2016. The New York native spent six years with the Jets from 2007-2012, carving out a nine-year NFL career after entering the league as an undrafted free agent.
Now, DeVito is set to return to his alma mater, Maine, as the school's new Director of Player Development and Alumni Relations.
DeVito was inducted into the UMaine Sports Hall of Fame in 2017 following a decorated career with the Black Bears that saw him earn multiple All-Atlantic 10 selections in 2005 and 2006.
It's always nice to see former Jets, especially beloved ones like DeVito, continue to make an impact in the sports world.
Denzel Mims could be traded
The Athletic's Zack Rosenblatt made a few predictions for a variety of training camp position battles in a recent article, and there was one interesting note regarding Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims.
Not only did Rosenblatt predict that Mims would not make the final roster, instead choosing undrafted wide receiver Jason Brownlee instead, but he predicted that Mims would be traded.
The former second-round pick requested a trade from the Jets last summer, and despite receiving offers, the team opted to keep Mims on the team. He went on to catch just 11 passes for 186 yards in 10 games.