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Jets as trade target for surprisingly available NFC superstar

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New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas has made a name for himself in the league for his NFL trading skills.

Most of his work consists of sending seedlings from his own squad to other teams.

Although at the end of the season press conference, he suggested The team will be involved in all player acquisition discussions this offseason.

With that in mind, this week the name of a surprise player was tossed onto the social media trade block that could pique Jets interests.

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Stadion tweeted out on Thursday morning that one name to watch in potential trade talks this offseason is Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf.

They report that “it would take a solid move” to pry him from the Seahawks, but “the feeling is that Seattle could pull away from him.”

The 24-year-old phenom has proven to be one of the top steals in the 2019 NFL draft class with his dynamic play and meteoric rise.

Metcalf was No. 64 overall at Ole Miss in the second round. He has just one year left on his rookie contract through 2022 for $1.1 million.

Though the stud wide receiver will be looking for a significant raise sooner rather than later, it could trigger a potential Seahawks trade.

According to Spotrac’s market value, which is a calculated projection of what a player is worth, Metcalf is expected to land a four-year, $70 million deal. That would pay out $17.6 million per season, which would be the ninth highest salary for a receiver in the NFL.

As his name made the rounds on social media, Jets fans began debating whether the move was worth it.

Considering he’s on an expiring deal and any team trading for him would have to give him a lot of money, that certainly impacts the potential trading yield Seattle could recoup.

The Seahawks have no first-round pick in the 2022 NFL draft thanks to their previous blockbuster deal with the Jets for safety Jamal Adams.

The Jets have the means to pull off a move of this magnitude, but managing all the logistics will be key.

Metcalf is a superstar in every way. He has incredible height (6-foot-4, 235 pounds), speed (4.33 40-yard dash), and of course, playmaking ability.

In his three seasons with the Seahawks, he never missed a game (super longevity) and posted video game numbers:

The Jets once struck a blockbuster trade with the Seahawks, could they do it again?

Seattle is a team that is completely in flux. There was widespread speculation that they could trade their star quarterback Russell Wilson this offseason, which would put them in full rebuild mode.

If that happens, it would be extremely unlikely that they would want to throw a lot of money at a win-now player in Metcalf. Especially since they would have to eat over $26 million in dead cap from a Wilson trade.

With four picks in the top-38, the Jets could lure Seattle with an intriguing trade package.

The Jets are in dire need of a true No. 1 wide receiver, and Metcalf would be a young and dynamic option for Gang Green’s passing attack.

The Greens and Whites can be picky about which receivers they target given the options available to them with the upcoming draft, free agency and the NFL trade market.

Although Metcalf will be pretty hard to be without if he becomes available this offseason.

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The Jets have the means to pull off a move of this magnitude, but managing all the logistics will be key.

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