Four possible trade candidates for the New York Jets at positions of need…
Edge, Ryan Kerrigan – Washington RedskinsThe Washington Redskins spent a 2018 first round pick on Montez Sweat and are likely to spend the number 2 pick in this year’s draft on Chase Young. Kerrigan has been a very good player his entire career and only has one year remaining on his contract, where the cap hit is only 11 million. If the Jets cannot land a premium edge in free agency Kerrigan would be a guy they should go after, as his age and contract can likely be had for a day three pick. .
CB, Sidney Jones IV – Philadelphia Eagles
Jones has been a disappointment thus far in his NFL career but is a talented player who could benefit from a change of scenery and is tailor made for Gregg Williams scheme, as he’s a guy who excels in press man coverage with good ball skills. Joe Douglas obviously has a relationship with the hierarchy in Philadephia and targeting a guy like Jones who Douglas likely had a hand in drafting would be a shrewd, low cost move that could help the Jets fill a need.
WR, Corey Davis – Tennessee TitansA top 5 pick of the Titans three years ago, Davis has not blossomed into the number one receiver the Titans hoped he could be. It is rumored his 5th year option will not be picked up as AJ Brown has passed him in the depth chart and Davis, who just turned 25 is someone Douglas should consider going after. A very polished route runner, who could excel playing with Sam Darnold. With Robby Anderson likely gone in FA, trading for a guy like Davis as well as bringing in 1-2 receivers in the draft would help Darnold not feel the loss of his favorite target.
OL, Brandon Linder – Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars have major cap issues with Yannick Ngakoue needing a new deal. It has been rumored they will be active in trading some of their high profile players to free up space. Linder is a rock solid center and someone the Jets should aggressively pursue. He has three years left on his deal with zero guaranteed money left on it and an average cap hit of 9 million over those 3 years. Linder has played both guard and center, so his versatility would be appealing to Joe Douglas. Signing Joe Thuney and Jack Conklin in FA is not a guarantee so the Jets should try to be creative in the trade market to help solidify that wall in front of Sam Darnold.