Why the NY Jets should make Jerry Jeudy a top trade target

The NY Jets should target this Broncos wide receiver
NY Jets, Jerry Jeudy
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With the NFL trade deadline quickly approaching, the NY Jets could be looking to add to their wide receiver corps. Currently consisting of Garrett Wilson, Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, Xavier Gipson, Irvin Charles, and Jason Brownlee, the Jets could certainly use some help at the wide receiver position.

Despite Wilson being the team's No. 1 receiver and Allen Lazard being the clear-cut WR2, the rest of the position group is less than stellar.

Cobb has gotten his fair share of reps, and to be frank, his playing time should have diminished a long time ago. At this time, the Jets do not have a solid third receiver, and that could change if they acquire someone like Jerry Jeudy.

Why the NY Jets should make Jerry Jeudy a top trade target

The 15th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Jeudy quickly made his presence felt as a rookie, picking up 856 yards and three touchdowns on 52 receptions. Unfortunately, the 2021 season would not go as well for Jeudy.

Jeudy would play just 10 games in 2021 as a result of an ankle injury. He finished his second season in the NFL with 38 receptions for 467 yards. However, it wasn't until last season that the NFL would really get a taste of how good of a player Jeudy is.

Jeudy had a career-high year, finishing with 67 receptions for 972 yards and six touchdowns. At just 24 years old, Jeudy could be both a short and long-term upgrade for the Jets.

So far this season, Jeudy has 25 receptions for 286 yards. Now approaching the middle of the season, Jeudy could very well be on pace for another solid year.

In the grand scheme of things, the Jets would likely have to give up either a third-round pick or a package of high Day 3 picks. Given that the Jets are only slated to pick five times in the 2024 NFL Draft, that's not ideal.

Still, Jeudy would immediately become the Jets' second-best wide receiver, and he would give them an upgrade over the struggling Cobb. It's absolutely a move the Jets should seriously consider making.