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NY Jets: 5 players that could be traded at the deadline

NY Jets, Jamison Crowder
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NY Jets, Jamison Crowder
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2. Jamison Crowder, WR, NY Jets

Jamison Crowder has been the center of trade talks dating back to the offseason. Ever since the Jets drafted Elijah Moore in the second round of this year's draft, Crowder's name has been the subject of trade rumors.

But rather than part ways in the offseason, the Jets opted to hold on to Crowder at the expense of him taking a sizable pay cut.

That was likely the correct move too given the obvious positive impact that the 28-year-old has on the offense. In just two games, he's hauled in 11 catches for 85 yards and a touchdown.

Keeping Crowder around would likely be in the best interest of Zach Wilson and his development, but it doesn't take a soothsayer to see that Crowder won't be on the roster next season.

For that reason, the Jets could certainly still look to trade Crowder in exchange for whatever Day 3 pick they'd likely receive in return.

The question Joe Douglas and the Jets must face is simple. Is Crowder's value to the offense and Wilson's development over the next few months more valuable than the Day 3 pick they'd receive in a trade?

The Jets are high on Braxton Berrios and he stepped in and performed quite well in Crowder's absence earlier in the year. Perhaps his reliable play could sway the Jets in the direction of moving Crowder.

It's easy to argue that the Jets should keep Crowder around for the sake of Wilson, but that doesn't mean that's the route they'll take.

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