The NY Jets have made a few important moves so far this offseason to bolster their roster and set themselves up to compete in 2022 and the future. But could they be gearing up for one more big move?
There's been some speculation that the Jets could look to get involved in the trade market this offseason. General manager Joe Douglas previously hinted at being more aggressive than ever and some reports indicate that Douglas is willing to make a "bold trade."
The Jets' active free agency period certainly lends credence to the aggressive argument, but what about the trade? Would the Jets really consider making a high-profile trade for a star player?
By all accounts, they seem to be setting themselves up for something big. Or at the very least, they're giving themselves the flexibility to explore the possibility.
As Connor Hughes of The Athletic recently noted, the Jets have structured their new contracts this offseason in a way that pushes a lot of the bigger cap hits to 2023 and 2024. They've afforded themselves plenty of flexibility when it comes to taking on additional cap space this season.
This is a calculated move on the part of the Jets who haven't been shy about dipping into the trade market. The Jets reportedly heavily inquired about the possibility of trading for Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley before his suspension.
Even after Amari Cooper and Davante Adams trades, there are still a number of notable wide receivers that could be dealt this offseason. We take a look at four players the Jets could explore trading for.