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The Trade Game With Gang Green Nation

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Would you accept these trades?

The New York Jets and Buffalo Bills are preparing for their second match-up of the season on Sunday. The biggest change in this game is that rookie quarterbacks Sam Darnold and Josh Allen are expected to play after both missing the first game. Since we just did five questions with Michael Nania and Gang Green Nation, we decided to do something different. This week, we have the trade game, where Michael and I each proposed a trade to the other and decided if we would accept or deny with our reasoning why. We’ll start off with his trade proposal.


Let’s get wild with this! So, the Jets could really use some pass-rushing help across the board. We would like to have Jerry Hughes and Trent Murphy, and to compensate for your loss of those two, we’ll send 24-year old outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins your way, in addition to our 3rd-round pick from New Orleans. Jenkins is a strong, edge-setting outside linebacker who is only in his third NFL season, and has made some pass rushing strides this year.

So here’s where we are at right now:

Jets get:

Trent Murphy

Jerry Hughes

Bills get:

Jordan Jenkins

2019 3rd round pick from New Orleans

OK, so right now, this one is pretty lopsided in favor of the Jets. So, we’re going to offer some offensive help to you. We’re going to throw in 25-year-old deep-threat Robby Anderson, who you will have control of over the off-season as he is a restricted free agent. While his production this season has been lackluster, he has been given the short end of the stick playing with a rookie quarterback and an offensive coordinator who has not utilized him properly. He’s still an elite deep threat, and we think he would be a great complement for Josh Allen. Few can run the go-route like he can. Allen would have a field day with him.

Here’s how our trade looks now:

To New Jersey:

Trent Murphy

Jerry Hughes

To Buffalo:

Jordan Jenkins

Robby Anderson

2019 3rd round pick from New Orleans

Poll

Would you accept this trade?

This poll is closed

  • 44%
    Yes
    (809 votes)
  • 55%
    No
    (1026 votes)
1835 votes total Vote Now

My answer and reasoning is as follows:

As tempting as that trade may be, I am going to have to decline for a couple of reasons. One of our biggest weaknesses in the past has been getting to the quarterback, and giving away two of our best pass rushers would impact that greatly. The possible addition of Jenkins is unnecessary due to already having two stud linebackers in Matt Milano and Tremaine Edmunds. Robby Anderson is tempting due to his ability in the passing game, but I feel that Robert Foster has the ability to grow into that role that we see Anderson having with the offense. The pick is tempting in all of that, but I feel we would be okay.


Next we have my trade proposal that I sent back.

Bills Receive:

Jamal Adams

Jets Receive:

  • LeSean McCoy
  • Conditional 3rd Round Pick

This would be a big-boy trade, but if it’s one thing Sean McDermott likes it’s his defense—and this trade would do the trick. Granted it won’t be easy to get someone of Adams’s caliber. You have to give up something big and that’s LeSean McCoy. We love him in Buffalo but he just seems off this year in the new offense. Maybe a change of pace in New York could be a fresh start for him and get him back on track. Also having Shady to hand the ball off to could help Darnold’s development and take some pressure off him.

Poll

Would you accept this trade?

This poll is closed

  • 44%
    Yes
    (809 votes)
  • 55%
    No
    (1026 votes)
1835 votes total Vote Now

Gang Green was not a fan of this trade:

Jamal Adams is our best player, and there is zero debate. In addition to his status as an alpha who is the face of the franchise and shapes the identity of the team, he is becoming an all-around force who has a positive impact for the defense every single snap. His coverage has matured to a borderline elite level, his run defense is tremendous, and he adds value as a pass rusher as well. His presence is felt constantly. Nobody else on the roster has come close to producing as much as he has this year.

LeSean McCoy has proven he is still a great weapon into his thirties, but the Jets already have some interesting young talent at the running back position in Elijah McGuire and potentially Trenton Cannon, and they could be gearing up to make a run at Le’Veon Bell. The third rounder makes the package a little more enticing, and would be much welcomed for a team that is devoid of early draft ammunition following the Sam Darnold trade, but we simply don’t see McCoy and a third round pick as nearly valuable enough for the face of our defense.

Unless we could get an equally good player at a premium position such as quarterback (if we needed one), left tackle or on the edge, I don’t see any way we would part with Adams. Unless a team offered an absurd package featuring a high first-round pick and potentially even another one, if not, multiple Day 2 selections, he will be in Florham Park for a long time.

Adams is that valuable to the New York Jets.

Let us know what trades you could picture the two teams making down the line.