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Insider advocates Jets making a TE trade before the deadline

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It’s time for the New York Jets to fix their past mistake.

We all understand that Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was this Jets team. That being said, it’s still important to build this thing from the ground up.

One of the most important parts of this offense is the tight ending position. Nevertheless, the green and white front office has neglected this position and everyone is suffering offensively.

The November 2nd NFL trading deadline is a golden opportunity for Gang Green to make money.

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On the Flight deck podcast moderated by Rich Cimini from ESPN, he advocated that the jets make a move at the narrow end position:

It may sound counterproductive for a team of 1-4 to enter a trade on the cut-off date to bring in bodies, but that’s a unique scenario.

This year it’s not about winning the Super Bowl for the Jets, it’s about developing their No. 2 overall winner Zach Wilson.

Right now he’s not growing with lackluster options like Ryan Griffin, Tyler Kroft, Daniel Brown and Trevon Wesco (more of a full-back).

None of these players are dynamic in the truest sense of the word. Due to their lack of talent and the ability to break up, it is time the team stopped being complacent and proactively resolved their problems.

The fact that the Jets are in this position is a total and utter failure of either the front office or the coaching staff or both.

Outside of Kroft, the front office didn’t make any noteworthy additions to the narrow final position in this offseason and that hardly counts. Although the coaching staff General Manager Joe Douglas may have sold the wrong bag of merchandise, their system can get anyone out at the position. Or, of course, it can be a combination of both.

Regardless of who wins this blame game, Green and White lost because of it, and so did their rookie quarterback.

A tight end is supposed to be a nice safety blanket in case something goes wrong. A player to count on when everyone else is covered, a last resort.

With the NFL trading deadline on November 2nd, the Jets have time to ponder the options available. This is especially true during the bye week when they do a big self-evaluation.

In the same conversation on Cimini’s podcast, he mentioned two names as part of the trade speculation.

OJ Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

If you could build a narrow perspective in a lab, there’s a good chance it would be OJ Howard. He is six feet tall, weighs 251 pounds, and has all of the athletic metrics you’re looking for in this position.

Unfortunately, his stint in the NFL has been marred by injuries and now he’s buried on a Super Bowl championship list. This is the perfect dart throw that might cost a conditional late rounder.

Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles

Zach Ertz is obviously a more tried and tested good, but he’s also older and more expensive. In the last two years he has missed six games due to injury, but Ertz has proven he can be a reliable force on the grid.

Its price in the commercial market is likely to be much more expensive than Howard (an early choice of three designs) so this must be taken into account in any possible deal.

The problem with these two players is that they will be free agents in 2022. So the thought of a possible rent as opposed to a long-term pawn is a bit daunting.

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With the NFL trading deadline on November 2nd, the Jets have time to ponder the options available. This is especially true during the bye week when they do a big self-evaluation.

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