NY Jets: 5 positions to target at the 2021 trade deadline

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The NY Jets might be relatively active during the trade deadline this season. But at 1-4 with the playoffs more of a pipedream at this point, most probably expect them to be sellers.

And that likely will be the case.

Players like Marcus Maye, Jamison Crowder, and others could be on the move over the coming days as the Jets look to recoup assets for players who aren't a part of their future.

This was a strategy general manager Joe Douglas employed last season with the likes of Avery Williamson, Steve McLendon, and Jordan Willis all traded ahead of the deadline.

The returns were insignificant, but these moves did show that the Jets were committed to acquiring assets for the future in any way possible.

That being said, those future assets don't always have to be draft picks. While the Jets are undoubtedly playing with one eye already on the offseason, they could still make a move or two to help them compete both now and in the future.

Players can also be future assets. Be it players who might help the team compete in a year or two or players who could assist in the development of others on the roster, thereby helping the future of the organization.

Let's take a look at five positions the Jets could target in a trade over the next few days.