New York Jets: Who Could Be On The Trading Block?

What New York Jets could be on the trading block in the coming weeks?

We have documented Mike Tannenbaum’s propensity for getting involved in trade market here at TOJ last week, so with that in mind which current players on the Jets roster could be on the trading block?

Please Take Him

Wayne Hunter, Right Tackle – We have already discussed the futility of trading Hunter but apparently a NFC team actually engaged the Jets in discussion for him. I can’t see them finding a willing trade partner, even for a conditional seventh round draft pick. Most likely Hunter will be brought back as a highly paid backup.

Bart Scott, Inside Linebacker – Similar to Hunter, there isn’t going to be much of a market for Scott. Maybe…maybe if a team suffered an injury at linebacker, they’d give up a late round conditional pick for him. However, are the Jets going to hold on to him that long? I can’t see him lasting with the team much longer when he clearly wants more playing time and the Jets aren’t going to give it to him.

Reasonable Market

Calvin Pace, Outside Linebacker – Pace has a contract that exceeds his actual production but that doesn’t mean he isn’t an effective player, particularly as a run stopper in a 3-4 defense. The Jets would love to dump his hefty contract but whomever they trade him to, would likely want to renegotiate with him first. He is a player they could get some decent value for and might be somebody they need to part with in their quest to fill their long list of needs. They could carry on at outside linebacker by signing Jarret Johnson, bringing back Bryan Thomas on a veteran’s minimum deal and then picking a player like Melvin Ingram in round one.

Mike DeVito, Defensive End – The Jets could save 3 million this year by parting ways with DeVito, a valuable run stopper in the 3-4 defense. Yes, he is a good player and a strong fit in Rex Ryan’s defense but he had issues staying healthy last year as a full time player and the Jets have decent depth behind him with Marcus Dixon, Ropati Pitoitua, and the potential of Kenrick Ellis sliding over for reps as he continues to grow. DeVito would be highly coveted by any team who runs a 3-4 and needs help at defensive end.

High Value

Dustin Keller, Tight End – A player who has been good, not great for the Jets and might never get the chance to be great in Tony Sparano’s offensive system. Keller’s skill set, which includes plenty of receiving but not alot of blocking could thrive in the right offense. Would the Jets part with Mark Sanchez’s best friend and a player he has good chemistry with on the field? Probably not but if the right offer comes along that helps them improve safety, offensive tackle, linebacker…they just might.

Antonio Cromartie, Cornerback – In order to improve other parts of their defense, the Jets could look to pick away at one of their strengths at cornerback. Kyle Wilson took positive steps last year and if the right offer came along for Cromartie, wouldn’t you have to consider moving him and giving your previous first round draft pick a chance to start?

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  • Scott Iacovelli

    I understand putting Cromartie on the list, but you can’t deal him. Wilson isn’t nearly ready to play corner full time. While he showed SOME instances of being better last year, it doesn’t make me feel good thinking of Wilson playing opposite Revis all the time. I don’t like that idea at all right now.

  • let me make this easy for ya cro is not getting traded nor is devito, dustin, or even calvin. the the other two i agree with

  • Tom S

    Lets look at these players and remember that the Jets need a pass rush and some impact players.
    Hunter is a bust, this is what happens when you pay for 1 good year, gone. Scott is past his prime which would be ok if the Jets had some impact players, gone. Pace underachiever, run stoppers they don’t need, no impact which is why he was brought in, gone. DeVito solid player and gives you that depth on D line, stays. Keller, why is it that he disappears as the game wears on most of his catches are at the start of the game and he can’t block, should be gone but stays. Cromartie, I agree Wilson is not ready to go full time, he has improved but if you can not cover the tight end, you don’t shoot yourself in the foot and weaken your coverage by letting wide outs kill you to, stays.

  • jetsjerk

    *Patriots looking at safety from Chargers!


  • Keith

    I like it just not Devito low cap hit and he is good.

    Kyle Wilson can play the #2 CB its hard playing the SLOT WR even revis had issues covering Welker in the slot! In the slot you can run righ left deep come back you cant cover them all playing outside you take away alot of those options

    If Cro can get a 1st or 2nd round pick or a player to start at either Saftey or O-line I would trade him.

    Keller I would like to see stay but if the right offer comes in like say pass rusher or Offensive linemen who can start you can replace Keller in the 2nd round with a TE that better fits tony S offense