3 Best Trade Destinations for Jamison Crowder
By Max Staley
The New York Jets are an absolute mess right now. At 0-6, Adam Gase's club is the NFL's only remaining winless team. With no chance at making a playoff run, it's safe to assume that New York will be a seller at the trade deadline as the team looks to build toward a hopefully brighter future. In fact, we've already seen the Jets get rid of stars like Le'Veon Bell and Jamal Adams this season.
If that pattern continues, GM Joe Douglas could be looking to offload his best offensive weapon, wide receiver Jamison Crowder. Crowder is on pace for a career year, averaging 7.3 catches for 95.8 yards per game through four appearances. He could be a valuable piece to a WR-needy contender.
If the Jets ultimately decide to move on at the deadline, here are three potential landing spots for Crowder.
3. Indianapolis Colts
Led by an elite defense, the Indianapolis Colts want to win games by pounding the rock and keeping the score low. But Philip Rivers still needs someone capable of consistently moving the chains on third down, and there's no one who really fits into that role right now. Crowder would instantly become Indianapolis' most reliable receiver, and his presence could potentially free up T.Y. Hilton to make some more plays downfield.
2. Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens are not afraid to make splashy moves. They just went out and added the explosive pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue, and it's clear the team is going all-in right now. There aren't many holes on this Ravens roster, but if we're nitpicking, Baltimore is a little light at pass-catcher. Crowder would give Lamar Jackson another reliable safety blanket alongside Mark Andrews, and he'd be a big-time upgrade over Willie Snead, Miles Boykin, and Devin Duvernay, at least in the short term.
1. Green Bay Packers
Both fans and analysts were shocked by the Green Bay Packers' decision not to address the wide receiver position this offseason. Though they're sitting at 4-1, the team is dangerously thin at receiver. It's still not clear when Allen Lazard will be able to return, Marquez Valdes-Scantling hasn't made the leap many hoped he would, and even breakout tight end Robert Tonyan is banged up right now. Adding Crowder into the mix would take a lot of pressure off of Davante Adams. Give Aaron Rodgers a legitimate No. 2 like Crowder and this offense could get scary in a hurry.
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