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New York Jets Flight Connections 2/1/21

Bringing your daily links to the NFL’s New York Jets

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Good morning, GGN! I hope you’re all having a great start to the day. Shout out to Mr. Wells for holding down the fort over the weekend as usual. Over the weekend a major trade went down between the Lions and Rams, sending Matt Stafford to Los Angeles in exchange for two future 1st round picks, a 2021 3rd, and Jared Goff.

The instant reaction from Jets’ fan was that this meant the team would have to give up much more to acquire Deshaun Watson from the Houston Texans. While this thinking is understandable, it’s not necessarily true. The Detroit Lions did the Rams a big favor taking on Jared Goff’s contract, which is part of the reason L.A. sent over those picks to go along with Goff to begin with. This wouldn’t be the scenario with a Deshaun Watson trade. There’s reason to believe a similar trade could be done to acquire Watson, without giving up the entire future of the team to do so. The Texans may not make that trade, but if the disgruntled QB continues to carry on the optics of ‘wanting out’ of Houston, their hand may be forced. Hopefully this ends up going positively for the Jets whichever way it shakes out down the road. With that, here are your links to the team today.

Darryl Slater - Lions trade Matthew Stafford for Rams’ Jared Goff, taking away QB option for Jets, who could still land Texans’ Deshaun Watson

Max Goodman - How Los Angeles Rams trading for Matthew Stafford impacts New York Jets

Ryan Dunleavy - What Matthew Stafford trade means for Deshaun Watson asking price

Justin Fried - NY Jets: Why the Matthew Stafford trade doesn't affect Deshaun Watson

Robby Sabo - Matthew Stafford's misleading trade package shouldn't impact Deshaun Watson's value

Jonny Bisby - NY Jets must pursue Deshaun Watson despite Nick Caserio's comments

Robby Sabo - Matthew Stafford did not want to be traded to the New England Patriots

Spencer Aber - Robert Saleh claims Jets fans are ‘more invested’ than Giants fans

Geoff Magliocchetti - New York Jets positional preview 2021: Wide receivers

Trevor Allen - Former Utah CB Javelin Guidry Was Best Value Pick In 2020 NFL Draft By New York Jets

Adam Melendez - NY Jets: 4 blockbuster trades Joe Douglas can make this offseason

Michael Nania - Jets 2021 free agency: Ranking the tight ends from best to worst

Sam Neumann - Demetric Felton among top Senior Bowl performers Jets could target

Here are your missed connections from yesterday.

Here’s the thread about nothing, make sure to check it out!

I hope you all have a safe and wonderful rest of the day!


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