What a whirlwind of a 48 hours it's been for NY Jets fans. When most woke up on Wednesday, few could have imagined that the team would be connected to Tyreek Hill trade rumors and declared a finalist, only to see him instead go to a division rival in the span of 90 minutes.
It felt like a fever dream. It didn't feel real. Part of it still doesn't.
Nonetheless, the Jets need to move on just as much as their fans do. They've undoubtedly been aggressive in their pursuit of a wide receiver this offseason. Their shortcomings certainly haven't been due to a lack of trying.
The Jets were heavily interested in trading for Calvin Ridley and would have presumably been one of the frontrunners. That was before he was suspended for the entire 2022 season.
They had interest in trading for Amari Cooper, although the Cowboys refused to agree on a reworked deal to send him to New York. And then we have the Tyreek Hill situation where the Chiefs accepted the team's trade offer, but Hill simply chose Miami.
The Jets are trying to be aggressive, but for numerous factors mostly out of their control, they haven't been able to make that splash move. That doesn't mean all hope is lost, however.
48 hours ago, no one would have conceived that Tyreek Hill would be traded. A few weeks ago, the thought of Davante Adams playing football anywhere else other than Green Bay seemed preposterous.
The NFL is as unpredictable as it's ever been. Are the trade proposals on this list the most likely? No, and they're not intended to be. But does anyone really know what "likely" is anymore?
If the Jets still want to add a true No. 1 wide receiver this offseason, these four players should, at the very least, be on their radar.