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

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NY Jets, Marcus Maye
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1. Marcus Maye, S, NY Jets

This one is easily the most obvious and likely to happen. Marcus Maye and the Jets are destined for a split, and it likely won't be a pretty one.

Maye's future with the organization was likely sealed when the team opted not to extend him in the offseason. They low-balled him with a deal they knew he was never going to accept with the understanding that they could just place the franchise tag on him if need be.

And that's exactly what they did.

Extension talks resumed in the summer but predictably went nowhere with another low-ball offer. Truth be told, the Jets never had any intention of extending Maye, at least at his asking price.

That much was made evident and it's why trading Maye was always a logical outcome. If the Jets don't trade Maye, he'll walk in the offseason.

His trade value isn't nearly what the team would probably hope it is, especially given his recent legal issues. But if the Jets could get something for him, they probably should take it.

After all, whatever compensatory pick they'd receive if he walked would be canceled out once the Jets spend more than they lose in free agency (which is essentially a given).

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Marcus Maye is not only the most logical Jets player that can be traded, but he's also the most likely. It almost feels inevitable at this point.

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