The New York Jets are notoriously the worst team in the NFL this season with an 0-7 record. New York has a ton of injuries and lacks the talent to take them to the next level. They undoubtedly will be sellers at the trade deadline but may also want to build for the future. They have plenty of walk-year players to sell as well as young rising stars. If they choose to buy for the future, they have a whole array of draft picks over the next few years to build the roster up.
Trade #1: New York Jets trade Jamison Crowder to the New Orleans Saints for a 2021 fourth-round pick and a 2022 sixth-round pick
The Jets are not making the playoffs and aren’t going to be winning anytime soon. Crowder is under contract through the end of the 2021 season, making him expendable. He also doesn’t come at a high price salary-wise, making him very attractive to other teams. The Jets can easily sub in Braxton Berrios at slot receiver, and he will play adequately. In the four weeks that Crowder has been active, this is where he ranks:
Targets: First (46)
Receptions: Frist (29)
Receiving Yards: Third (383)
Fantasy Points: Third (79)
No team that needs receiving help should pass up on this kind of talent. The Saints have been taking hits at their receiving core, losing Michael Thomas to injury since week one and Emmanuel Sanders to COVID-19 protocols for last week and possibly longer. Standing at 4-2, Drew Brees would gladly accept more help, and Crowder would be a great fit. The 27-year-old could be the top target alongside Jared Cook until the Saints can regain some health at the receiver spot.
Trade #2: New York Jets trade Pierre Desir to the Carolina Panthers for a 2021 fifth-round pick
The Jets defense has been very patchy this season, but there has been one player that has consistently played very well. Desir has been a bright spot for the Jets as well as being a great mentor to the younger players. He has played in all seven games this season for the Jets. He has a pick-six for 58 yards, two other interceptions, 37 tackles, and six pass deflections. In the last four games, Desir has played every defensive snap, so he will be reliable for any team that acquires him.
The Carolina Panthers now stand at 3-3 in a super tight division and have a small hole at cornerback. The Panthers are averaging 23.1 points given up per game, which ranks 25th in the league. A boost to a cornerback group that recently released Eli Apple would be highly impactful to the points per game stats. Desir would slide right into a starting role and help an attempt for the Panthers to make the playoffs.
Trade #3: Dallas Cowboys trade 2022 fifth-round pick to the New York Jets for Joe Flacco and a 2023 sixth-round pick
The Cowboys right now do not have a starting quarterback. A couple of weeks back, Dak Prescott suffered a compound fracture of his ankle and is out for the season. This past week, Andy Dalton took a dirty hit and suffered a concussion that will likely sideline him for a while. Flacco may not be great anymore, but with a decent offensive line like Dallas’ and the amount of receiving talent that they have, Flacco may be better than your average backup.
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