With the Broncos making star WR Demaryius Thomas available via trade and the Jets weaker at the position than they have been at any point all season, should New York inquire?
A "handful of teams" have already reached out about trading for the 30-year-old Thomas, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN, who says the emergence of younger WR Courtland Smith has made Thomas more expendable.
Thomas is in the fourth year of a five-year, $70 million deal he signed prior to the 2015 season. He is making $8.5 million this season ($12 million cap hit, $15,5 million in dead cap money) and set to earn $14 million in 2019 ($17.5 million cap hit, $3.5 million dead cap money).
Thomas has 33 receptions for 372 yards (11.3 average) and three touchdowns in seven games this season. He hauled in five catches for 105 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Jets.
The Jets are currently without Quincy Enunwa, who suffered to an ankle injury during their Week 6 win over the Colts, and could miss roughly a month. And it's expected that they will soon release the injured Terrelle Pryor.
Among their other receivers, the Jets have gotten decent production from Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse, but the receiving corps is dangerously thin and still without a true No. 1 receiver.
In addition to Thomas, Raiders WR Amari Cooper is also available via trade, who Oakland reportedly looking for a first-round pick in exchange.