Trade Deadline Deals Possible for Jets? Joe D. Should Phone a Friend
The NFL trade deadline is here and Joe Douglas should be exploring any and all trade possibilities in this lost season. Despite the 0-8 record, there are some players on the Jets roster who could be of use to a contender looking to upgrade a few spots. Specifically, the Philadelphia Eagles, Joe Douglas’ former employer, are reportedly in the market to add defense and the Jets actually have a few players to offer to Philly or anyone else in the market.
S Marcus Maye: Maye has one year left on his deal and is playing quality football at the moment. For any team looking for help on the back end of their defense, Maye could fetch a day 3 pick.
CB Brian Poole: A quality slot corner, Poole is another player with just one year on his contract and it’s surprising to hear that no teams have been sniffing around up to this point. A team looking for help against the pass would be wise to offer up a late pick to add Poole.
OLB Tarell Basham: Basham has quietly emerged as a nice edge defender who may not be outstanding in any one area, but can do a little bit of everything fairly well. Basham has picked up a pair of sacks, a forced fumble and a tackle for loss over the past 3 weeks.
TE Chris Herndon: Two seasons ago Herndon looked like one of the NFL’s better young tight ends over his final 11 games when he racked up 34 receptions for 455 yards and a 4 touchdowns. This season, under Adam Gase, he has 8 receptions and a fumble in his last 7 games. If a team sees the 2018 version of Herndon as the player they’re getting, somebody might part with a pick to bring him along and help him get his head on straight.
CB Quincy Wilson: Joe Douglas gave up a 6th round draft choice (211th overall) for Wilson who hasn’t been able to get on the field for Gregg Williams. Wilson hasn’t played a defensive snap since week 2 and was rumored to have generated interest according to NFL insider Albert Breer.
OLB Jordan Jenkins: Jenkins has seen a decline in playing time of late and is yet another player with an expiring contract. He’ll be gone after this season and the Jets would probably take any pick they can get from a team that might want to add an experienced backup.
OT George Fant: Fant is another player who reportedly generated interest in recent days and you can see why. He’s not a dominant player, but he can play both left and right tackle and moves well for a man his size.
OT Chuma Edoga: If not Fant, the Jets could look to move Edoga to add a pick. Given his upside and being in just his second year, Edoga might actually fetch more in a deal than Fant, but neither will get more than a mid-round pick.