The Jets were in on trading for Jaguars DE Dante Fowler Jr., but it was the undefeated Rams that continued their all-in pursuit by landing the young lineman before the trade deadline on Tuesday.
According to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, the Jets were calling around the league for edge rushers to enhance their pass rush that is tied 23rd in the league with 17 total sacks so far this season.
Fowler was on New York's radar, but The MMQB's Albert Breer reported the price got too high for the Jets to match. The Rams landed the 24-year-old for a 2019 third-round pick and 2020 fifth-round pick.
Fowler, who was the Jaguars' first-round pick back in 2015, has been cited for behavioral issues during his time in Jacksonville. He was suspended for a week during the preseason this year. The Jags also didn't pick up his fifth-year option on his rookie deal, which makes him a free agent after the season.
Over seven games, Fowler has collected two sacks and eight combined tackles.