At least three teams have contacted the Cleveland Browns about trading for wide receiver Josh Gordon, and two have standing offers of a high pick and a player, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
There are all kinds of rumors swirling around that the Jets are in the mix but little in the way of hard evidence.
I'm very much against the idea of Jets sacrificing any resources that can be utilized in 2014 and beyond purely for short term gain in 2013. While this team is off to a promising start, this year is really about setting the stage for the future. Anything good in 2013 is a nice foundation. The Jets are not currently in go for broke mode.
With that in mind, I think if they try to swing a trade, it should be for somebody like Gordon who is only 22, under contract for 2014 and 2015, and could be a building block for the future in addition to the help he could provide this year. This team needs to get Geno Smith better weapons going forward, and a 6'4" physical threat would be a nice place to start. Gordon is on a roughly 1,000 yard pace this year.
As always, it comes down to the price. I think if the deal is built around a pick in the third round or lower, it would be worth exploring. A second rounder would be less enticing. It seems to me like the Jets would have a solid chance to get a comparable player in that range for longer than the two and a half years they would have Gordon's rookie contract. There's obviously nothing scientific about that estimation, though. With multiple bidders, the price is probably going to be on the higher side.
Let's open it up to you. What are your thoughts?