3. NY Jets trade target: Terry McLaurin
A.J. Brown isn't the only former 2019 Day 2 draft pick looking for an extension this offseason. Washington Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin also joins that list.
Like Brown, McLaurin has exceeded all expectations in the NFL and is genuinely one of the best young wideouts in football. He's recorded over 1,000 yards in each of the last two seasons despite what most would consider less-than-stellar quarterback play.
At just 26-years-old, McLaurin is only set to make roughly $3 million in 2022. Given what we've seen from the wide receiver market this offseason, it seems likely that he's looking to secure a new contract before the start of the season.
Much like Brown, there's been no indication that the Commanders aren't willing to pay McLaurin. But it should be noted that we aren't the first to suggest that a trade could be possible — the idea has been floated around a bit.
Even after trading for Carson Wentz, the Commanders don't appear to be in a position where most expect them to compete in the near future. Perhaps they could consider trading McLaurin to recoup some assets if they're unwilling to meet his asking price.
Again, it seems unlikely on paper that Washington would trade one of their franchise cornerstones, but unlikely things are happening seemingly every day now. Anything is possible.
If the Commanders are willing to listen, the Jets shouldn't let them hang up the phone without a deal.