Having signed Aaron Rodgers and put several pieces around the quarterback, there’s still the possibility of adding even more talent given that he took a pay cut so they could do just that.
Walder notes in a column that Evans would offer the consistency the Jets would need to maintain a formidable offense over the course of next season, while they could also gain a compensatory pick by getting him before he becomes a free agent.
According to Walder’s proposal, the Jets would be able to get the deal done for a 2024 fourth-round pick and a 2025 second-round pick.
“Evans turns 30 later this month and while he has maybe shown slight decline, he’s still incredibly consistent. Evans is coming off his ninth straight 1,000-yard season. In fact, he has never not reached 1,000 receiving yards,” he writes.
“Evans would cost the Jets $13 million in salary this season and is in the final year of his contract. New York will be pretty cap-strapped next offseason, so it would be more likely to add a compensatory pick for Evans should he sign elsewhere.”
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