TOJ Roundtable: Which Player Should the Jets Trade For at the Deadline?

Your favorite TOJ writers discuss which player they want the Jets to trade for at the deadline.

In this installment of the TOJ Roundtable, your favorite writers and podcast hosts tackle the question: which player would you want to trade for at the trade deadline?

James Kuntz: Cameron Dantzler. A 2020 Vikings 3rd round pick, Dantzler played in double digit games last season but has struggled to see the field this year, in part due to the fact that he doesn’t play special teams. Regardless, you can make the argument that Dantzler would be the best man coverage cornerback on the Jets if acquired. I’d be willing to send a 4th round pick to the Vikings in exchange for him.

Michael Meegan: I would trade a conditional 7th for Miami Dolphins CB Noah Igbinoghene. He was a 1st round pick of Miami in 2020 but is so bad he is routinely a healthy scratch. I don’t think he’s good; I just want to mock Chris Grier for the fraud that he is.

Stephen Russo: This is a particularly tough question because at the moment, I don’t see the Jets truly making a trade for anyone at this point. Typically, trades are made for veteran players that move to contenders – and the Jets aren’t a true contender at this point. And I certainly don’t see them making a move on defense as that unit as a whole has overperformed through 5 weeks. However, this is what I want so here we go: Allen Robinson. Robinson is still young (28) and would be a legitimate WR1 opposite Corey Davis. If there was a way to get him for a 3 or 4-year deal, that allows you to walk away from Crowder and Cole after this season (or during) and have a nice core of Davis, Moore, and Robinson (and even Mims!) for Zach Wilson to develop. I believe it’s more logical than most would think. A man can dream!

Will Parkinson: Drew Sample. This is an out-of-the-blue one but someone I could see the Jets looking to take a shot on. He is a 25-year-old former 2nd round pick in 2019 out of Washington. He is signed through 2022 so would be a controllable asset for the Jets going forward as well as having a productive 2020. Through 31 career games, Sample has 47 catches, 388 yards and 1 touchdown including a career high 40 catches in 2020. The Bengals have C.J. Uzomah has their starter and with the other weapons like Chase, Higgins, and Mixon it makes a guy like Sample dispensable. With a small cap number, youth, past success and a high ceiling, it is just the type of move I can see Joe Douglas looking to make. The Jets must address tight end ,especially with how much they want to run 12 personnel, and I believe Sample could walk in day 1 and be this team’s starter and grow with a potential rookie tight end in 2022.

DA: what the Jets really need is a safety that can blitz off the edge, so I’m going all in on acquiring Jamal Adams for a 5th rounder. Seattle has to be fed up with how he’s playing, but in a new system I think he could be very productive.

Still there? Haha, nah, for me, I’d go big and trade for Brandon Scherff. He and the football team from DC couldn’t reach a contract agreement over the summer and he’s now playing on the tag again. I think it’s very likely he’s played his last season in DC, and instead of having them lose him for nothing I’d offer them a 3rd rounder and then re-sign him to a new deal. A OL going into next year of Becton, AVT, Scherff, and a hopefully re-signed Morgan Moses means that a league average unit jumps to a top 5 unit for Zach in his 2nd year. Let’s go big, Joe!