The NY Jets are going to add a wide receiver this offseason, and they're going to use significant assets to do so. Whether that player is acquired via the draft or via draft picks in a trade, it's going to happen.
One player who has consistently seen his name appear in trade rumors over the course of the last few weeks has been Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf.
The Jets are one team that's been tied to those rumors and, if Metcalf becomes available, they figure to be near the top of the list of potential suitors.
Bleacher Report's Jake Rill recently put together a list of potential "splash" trades the Jets can still make this offseason, one of which included the team trading for Metcalf.
What would the NY Jets have to give up in a DK Metcalf trade?
While Jets fans would certainly love to trade for Metcalf, they might not exactly be thrilled at the idea of Rill's proposal. Rill has the Jets sending the 10th overall pick, the 69th overall pick, and a 2023 fourth-rounder to Seattle for Metcalf.
That seems like a lot, especially considering that the Jets weren't even going to give up a first in the Tyreek Hill trade. In this scenario, they'd be giving up significantly more capital to acquire Metcalf.
It's hard to imagine the Jets would agree to such a proposal. In fact, it's hard to see them agreeing to trade the 10th pick for Metcalf straight-up, let alone adding extra third and fourth-round picks.
If the Jets want Metcalf, they might have to pay more than they'd like, but this seems a bit high. Rill explained his rationale by stating the following.
"It wouldn't be cheap for the Jets to land Metcalf, as it would likely take a package of multiple draft picks. It's possible that the Seahawks would be looking for even more than the package they would be receiving in this offer. But if New York has an opportunity to land a player as talented as Metcalf, it should try to do so — especially because it has substantial draft capital and the need for a wide receiver of this caliber."- Jake Rill
Metcalf is undoubtedly a fantastic talent and one of the best young wide receivers in football. He's put together three consecutive seasons of at least 900 yards to begin his career including a 1,300-yard season in 2020.
At just 24-years-old, Metcalf would provide the Jets with a bonafide No. 1 receiver who's only beginning to scratch the surface of his potential. But this package just isn't it.
The Jets will be active in their pursuit of DK Metcalf. They may even offer the 10th overall pick to get a deal done, but they aren't going to allow themselves to get swindled.
That's just not how Joe Douglas operates.