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The saddest thing about the current state of the Jets is that this was supposed to be the year they arrived. After nine years of waiting for a playoff game, after enduring three years of rebuilding under ex-GM Mike Maccagnan, it was all supposed to come together in 2019.

Not only didn't that happen, but now the Jets appear to be on the brink of a rebuilding project again.

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Evaluating the Giants progress 00:01:12
Ralph Vacchiano breaks down how the Giants rebuilding progress is going in 2019 and where they need to go from here.

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The Giants haven't led the NFL in much recently, but they had a big lead in one category through the end of October. No team played rookies more often than they did. And they led in that category by about 500 total snaps.

That only counted rookies, like quarterback Daniel Jones, defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, linebacker Oshane Ximines and corners Corey Ballentine and DeAndre Baker. It didn't count all their second-year pros like guard Will Hernandez, running back Saquon Barkley, defensive end B.J. Hill, linebacker Lorenzo Carter, and cornerbacks Grant Haley and now Sam Beal.

The point is, the Giants are young. Very, very young. And that might be the biggest reason to be optimistic about their future, and to believe that GM Dave Gettleman could have them on the right path.

Tags: B.J. Hill, Corey Ballentine, Daniel Jones, DeAndre Baker, Evan Engram, Jabril Peppers, Jon Halapio, Julian Love, Kevin Zeitler, Leonard Williams, Mike Remmers, Nate Solder, Sam Beal, Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard, Will Hernandez, Ralph Vacchiano
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Leonard Williams on facing Jets 00:02:47
Leonard Williams talked with Ralph Vacchiano. Williams said it's not a revenge game per say but the trade definitely motivated him.

Leonard Williams has been a Giant for just over a week, but he's already getting set to face his former squad.

The former sixth overall pick of the Jets in the 2015 draft will suit up for his second game as a member of Big Blue on Sunday, with his former Jets teammates and coaches on the other sideline.

Speaking to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, Williams explained that he's feeling more excitement than anything else when it comes to playing his former team.

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New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur (left) shakes with New York Jets head coach Adam Gase after a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur (left) shakes with New York Jets head coach Adam Gase after a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

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The Giants and Jets are a combined 3-14, one year after going a combined 9-23, one year after going a combined 8-24. That's a 20-61 record over the last 2 ½ seasons, for a "winning" percentage of .246.

So no, the Giants and Jets don't match up particularly well with the rest of the professional football world right now. But how do they match up with each other?

In advance of their big showdown on Sunday at the Meadowlands, let's take a look:

Tags: Alec Ogletree, Avery Williamson, B.J. Hill, Chris Herndon, Cody Latimer, Dalvin Tomlinson, Evan Engram, Jamal Adams, Janoris Jenkins, Leonard Williams, Le'Veon Bell, Lorenzo Carter, Marcus Maye, Rhett Ellison, Robby Anderson, Sam Darnold, Saquon Barkley, Trumaine Johnson, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur (left) shakes with New York Jets head coach Adam Gase after a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur (left) shakes with New York Jets head coach Adam Gase after a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

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The Giants and Jets are a combined 3-14, one year after going a combined 9-23, one year after going a combined 8-24. That's a 20-61 record over the last 2 ½ seasons, for a "winning" percentage of .246.

So no, the Giants and Jets don't match up particularly well with the rest of the professional football world right now. But how do they match up with each other?

In advance of their big showdown on Sunday at the Meadowlands, let's take a look:

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Leonard Williams will make his Giants debut on the biggest of stages: a Monday Night Football game against the team's biggest rival in the Dallas Cowboys. 

The Giants, who gave up a third-round pick and fifth-rounder (can turn into a fourth if they extend him), are hoping to find some untapped potential in the 25-year-old Williams. That's exactly why GM Dave Gettleman sparked a trade with the Jets, and they're optimistic enough to reportedly begin contract extension talks before Thanksgiving. 

But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Williams obviously wants to start this next chapter in his career on a high note, and to get on Giants fans' good side, there's no better matchup for him than the one he'll see Monday night. 

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Oct 27, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams (92) reacts after sacking Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew (15) during the third quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports (Douglas DeFelice)
Oct 27, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams (92) reacts after sacking Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew (15) during the third quarter at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports (Douglas DeFelice)

It's no secret that the Giants traded for DL Leonard Williams with the intentions to sign him to an extension, with his rookie contract up at the end of the season. SNY's Ralph Vacchiano originally reported that fact last week when the deal went down, saying the team had an exclusive 4 1/2-month negotiating window to talk.

And it looks like they're getting started right away. 

Williams has yet to take a snap in the blue and white, yet the Giants will be starting extension talks before Thanksgiving, per ESPN's Adam Schefter

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After trading for defensive lineman Leonard Williams prior to Tuesday's NFL trade deadline, the question on the minds of Giants fans remains: Will he stay with Big Blue after the eight games remaining this season?

In an interview posted on Giants.com Friday, general manager Dave Gettleman confirmed that the team would certainly like that to be the case.

"We gave up a [third-round pick] and a [fifth-round pick]" Gettleman said. "Our goal is to sign him long-term. He's only 25 years old. And obviously talented. He's a piece you can build around."

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While the rumored total firesale never materialized on trade deadline day, the Jets made one move, dealing defensive lineman Leonard Williams to the Giants for two 2020 picks. Let's consider how they might look to replace his contributions within the defense.

Williams' statistical production has been widely criticized this season. Through seven games, he had just eight solo tackles with no sacks or tackles for loss. However, the Jets coaches had repeatedly praised his disruptiveness and given him credit for contributing to some of their successes on the defensive side of the ball. Of course, this may have been an effort to keep his trade value up, though.

Although the Jets lost six of their first seven before dealing Williams, they've quietly played at a high level against the run, holding their opponents to just 3.3 yards per carry; the second-lowest mark in the NFL. With Williams penetrating, occupying blockers and taking on double-teams, other players have been able to make plays. However, as we wrote in the run-up to the deadline, Williams wasn't being paid over $14 million this season just to occupy blocks.

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Oct 27, 2019; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) calls out a play to his team during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 27, 2019; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (8) calls out a play to his team during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

After the NFL trade deadline came and went Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET, the Giants' move -- or lack thereof -- showed that the team has not given up on the 2019 campaign.

As the Giants (2-6) enter the second half of the regular season's slate -- starting Monday at 8:15 p.m. ET from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, against the NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys (4-3) -- they do so with their roster seemingly rejuvenated.

The Giants traded Tuesday for Jets fifth-year defensive lineman Leonard Williams, who hit the ground running with the team Wednesday, looking to bolster the trenches and patch up an area of needed improvement on a struggling defense.

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The Giants didn't trade for Leonard Williams to not sign him.

That was the answer head coach Pat Shurmur had, to a degree, Wednesday when asked about the Giants' latest move.

After the Giants traded for the Jets' fifth-year defensive lineman Tuesday, Shurmur looked forward to getting Williams involved for the second half of the 2019 season, with the future in mind as well.

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Williams on Giants opportunity 00:00:56
New York Giants defensive lineman Leonard Williams dives into being traded to the Giants and what he can prove in a contract year

The Giants traded with the Jets for pending free agent Leonard Williams with an eye on locking him up long-term. And Williams said Wednesday that it's something he's open to -- even if the Giants want to explore it before the season ends.

"There hasn't been any talk yet, but I'm assuming that's something that is gonna be talked about soon or at the end of the season," Williams said after his first practice as a Giant. "They knew that it was my contract year. Everyone pretty much knows it. But at the same time, I still have stuff to prove to this team as well."

"I'd definitely be open to it if it comes up," Williams said about getting something done before the end of the season.

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Adam Gase

It was a crazy 48 hours leading up to the NFL trade deadline for the Jets, but the end result had many names floated on the trade market staying in the green and white for the rest of the season. Only Leonard Williams was traded away to the Giants in exchange for some draft capital. 

Players like Jamal Adams, Le'Veon Bell, and Robby Anderson were reportedly names the Jets were taking calls on, with the most traction around Adams. But now that it's over, the Jets have to get their focus back on the Dolphins this week. 

And that's exactly what head coach Adam Gase wants to do. The other stuff that transpired will be handled inside One Jets Drive.

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Joe Douglas had a pretty uneventful trading deadline day. After all, he didn't do anything. His big move - the Leonard Williams trade - came the day before.

That should've been the story, and it would've been the story, except for one important thing: Douglas made it clear that he was willing to listen to anyone about almost everyone. If the phone rang, he was going to answer it. If someone had an offer to make, he would listen, just in case it was an offer he couldn't refuse.

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Joe Douglas had a pretty uneventful trading deadline day. After all, he didn't do anything. His big move - the Leonard Williams trade - came the day before.

That should've been the story, and it would've been the story, except for one important thing: Douglas made it clear that he was willing to listen to anyone about almost everyone. If the phone rang, he was going to answer it. If someone had an offer to make, he would listen, just in case it was an offer he couldn't refuse.

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Why didn't the Giants sell? 00:01:09
SNY Insider Ralph Vacchiano analyzes why the Giants didn't sell at the NFL trade deadline like they did a year ago.

The Giants have officially announced the trade with the Jets to acquire DL Leonard Williams, with the NFL trade deadline passing. 

The terms of the deal were Williams in exchange for a 2020 third-round pick and a 2021 fifth-rounder that could become a fourth-round selection if the Giants sign him to an extension. 

"I'm just ready to bring some toughness, some pass rush, some run stop, everything," Williams told Giants.com's Michael Eisen. "Being a good teammate to the guys, being a good guy in the building on and off the field, just know that I am going to give it my all every day."

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Aug 17, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants linebacker Tae Davis (58) takes a knee before the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports (Raj Mehta)
Aug 17, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants linebacker Tae Davis (58) takes a knee before the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports (Raj Mehta)

The Giants have released LB Tae Davis from the roster in order to make room for Leonard Williams.

Davis was in the midst of the second year of his three-year contract, but was slowly seeing his snap count diminish over the duration of the season despite being a starter in Week 1 for the Giants. Davis was inactive for the Giants in four of the last five games.

The second-year man out of Chattanooga played in a total of 18 games for the Giants--starting five of them.

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Dave Gettleman
Dave Gettleman

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The Jets may have gotten a jump on the trading deadline by shipping Leonard Williams to the Giants on Monday. But it's clear now that was only the beginning.

The Jets were holding what sure looked like a firesale in the hours leading up to the trading deadline at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, with almost everyone on their roster up for grabs, according to multiple sources.

Tags: Alec Ogletree, Jamal Adams, Janoris Jenkins, Leonard Williams, Le'Veon Bell, Marcus Maye, Nate Solder, Robby Anderson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Jets GM Joe Douglas
Jets GM Joe Douglas

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The Jets may have gotten a jump on the trading deadline by shipping Leonard Williams to the Giants on Monday. But it's clear now that was only the beginning.

The Jets were holding what sure looked like a firesale in the hours leading up to the trading deadline at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, with almost everyone on their roster up for grabs, according to multiple sources.

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Leonard Williams (Bill Streicher)
Leonard Williams (Bill Streicher)

New Giant and former Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams went to Instagram Monday night to thank the team that drafted him with the sixth overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

"I wanted to take the time to thank the whole @nyjets organization for drafting me and first giving me the opportunity into the NFL! It's been a pleasure playing here over the last few years through all the ups and downs and will never forget the memories and experiences Shared with my teammates and coaches!
Now moving onto the next chapter of my life I want to thank the @nygiants for giving me the opportunity to continue my professional career in the big apple #LFG #GMEN," Williams said.

Williams was traded to the Giants Monday for a 2020 third round pick and a 2021 fifth round pick--which can become a fourth round pick for the Jets if the Giants are able to sign Williams to a long term deal this offseason, when Williams is slated to become an unrestricted free agent. 

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Leonard Williams (Bill Streicher)
Leonard Williams (Bill Streicher)

New Giant and former Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams went to Instagram Monday night to thank the team that drafted him with the sixth overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft.

"I wanted to take the time to thank the whole @nyjets organization for drafting me and first giving me the opportunity into the NFL! It's been a pleasure playing here over the last few years through all the ups and downs and will never forget the memories and experiences Shared with my teammates and coaches!
Now moving onto the next chapter of my life I want to thank the @nygiants for giving me the opportunity to continue my professional career in the big apple #LFG #GMEN," Williams said.

Williams was traded to the Giants Monday for a 2020 third round pick and a 2021 fifth round pick--which can become a fourth round pick for the Jets if the Giants are able to sign Williams to a long term deal this offseason, when Williams is slated to become an unrestricted free agent. 

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Oct 7, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams (92) celebrates a sack against the Denver Broncos during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 7, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams (92) celebrates a sack against the Denver Broncos during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Giants have added more help in the trenches, trading for Jets DL Leonard Williams in the first deal between the rival franchise since 1983. 

Giants GM Dave Gettleman has now added a former first-round pick (sixth overall to the Jets in 2015) to his defensive line, but the trade hasn't been welcomed as you'd think based off that statement. Williams' production with the Jets isn't what many expected over his first few NFL seasons. 

That is mainly due to the lack of sacks Williams has put up in 71 career games. After totaling 20 sacks in three college seasons, Williams only has 17 total sacks. He has also yet to total one this year despite defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' scheme being a hyperactive one that was supposed to unleash the 25-year-old. 

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Leonard Williams
Leonard Williams

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The Giants are 2-6, don't have much salary cap space remaining, and clearly are still in the midst of a rebuilding phase. So how does it make any sense that they'd trade two valuable draft picks to the Jets for an eight-game rental of the disappointing Leonard Williams?

The answer: It only makes sense if he's not really a rental.

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Leonard Williams (Vincent Carchietta)
Leonard Williams (Vincent Carchietta)

The Giants have traded for Jets DE Leonard Williams, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed.

The Giants will be sending a third-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and a fifth-round pick in the 2021 Draft to the Jets. That fifth-round pick actually becomes a fourth-round pick if the Giants are able to sign Williams to a contract extension, a source told Vacchiano.

The Jets are picking up $4 million of Leonard Williams' remaining salary this season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, which will leave the Giants with roughly $3 million to pay. The Giants currently have $1.8 million in cap room, so another shoe will have to drop.

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Jets trade Williams to Giants 00:01:54
SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano examines the trade that sent Leonard Williams from the Jets to the Giants, in a strange move for Big Blue.

The Giants have traded for Jets DE Leonard Williams, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed.

The Giants will be sending a third-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and a fifth-round pick in the 2021 Draft to the Jets. That fifth-round pick actually becomes a fourth-round pick if the Giants are able to sign Williams to a contract extension, a source told Vacchiano.

The Jets are picking up $4 million of Leonard Williams' remaining salary this season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, which will leave the Giants with roughly $3 million to pay. The Giants currently have $1.8 million in cap room, so another shoe will have to drop.

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Leonard Williams (Vincent Carchietta)
Leonard Williams (Vincent Carchietta)

The Giants have traded for Jets DE Leonard Williams, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed.

Big Blue will be sending a third-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and a fifth-round pick in the 2021 Draft to the Jets. That fifth-round pick will become a fourth-round pick if the Giants are able to sign Williams to a contract extension, a source told Vacchiano.

The Jets are picking up $4 million of Williams' remaining salary this season, which will leave the Giants with roughly $3 million to pay. The Giants currently have $1.8 million in cap room, so another shoe will have to drop.

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Leonard Williams (Vincent Carchietta)
Leonard Williams (Vincent Carchietta)

With the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday at 4 p.m., Jay Glazer reported Sunday on FOX that the Giants could be a team to watch when it comes to a potential deal for Jets DE Leonard Williams.

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reported last Thursday that the Jets were willing to listen on trade offers for Williams.

"They seem a little more open to it than in the past," one NFL source told Vacchiano. "They always wanted to keep him before and give his talent a chance. But clearly they know time is running out."

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Leonard Williams (Vincent Carchietta)
Leonard Williams (Vincent Carchietta)

With the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday at 4 p.m., Jay Glazer reported Sunday on FOX that the Giants could be a team to watch when it comes to a potential deal for Jets DE Leonard Williams.

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reported last Thursday that the Jets were willing to listen on trade offers for Williams.

"They seem a little more open to it than in the past," one NFL source told Vacchiano. "They always wanted to keep him before and give his talent a chance. But clearly they know time is running out."

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Jets dejected after 29-15 loss 00:01:46
Adam Gase, Sam Darnold and Jamal Adams were all very honest after the team fell to 1-6 this season. Gase says no one can change it but them

Sam Darnold may not have been seeing ghosts this time, but he had plenty of reasons to be scared.

The Jets' offensive line was atrocious, again, in the Jets' 29-15 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Darnold was constantly on the run, was sacked eight times, and they weren't much better in the running game where Le'Veon Bell barely had any room to run.

The result was another offensive disaster. The Jets scored on a 93-yard drive on their opening possession - their first opening-drive touchdown in 31 tries. The rest of the game they only had 120 more yards for a pathetic total of 213.

It's a mess.

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Leonard Williams (Bill Streicher)
Leonard Williams (Bill Streicher)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Teams have been calling the Jets to see if defensive lineman Leonard Williams is available, and according to one league source, Jets GM Joe Douglas hasn't said "No."

Whether that means the Jets will trade the 24-year-old Williams remains to be seen, but for now the sense around the league is that Douglas is willing to listen to offers. So it's at least possible that before the trading deadline on Tuesday the Jets will finally deal the former sixth overall pick (2015).

"They seem a little more open to it than in the past," said one NFL source. "They always wanted to keep him before and give his talent a chance. But clearly they know time is running out."

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Leonard Williams (Vincent Carchietta)
Leonard Williams (Vincent Carchietta)

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- People around the NFL are circling the Jets like vultures, believing their roster is ripe for the picking. They see talent there, even though it's collectively not working. And they see a GM in charge of a roster he didn't choose or build.

That's a formula that usually leads to a firesale, and that's what many around the NFL are expecting from the Jets between now and the NFL trading deadline on Tuesday afternoon. They have some very interesting pieces that may not have a long-term future in New York. The big prize is Leonard Williams, but someone could get a consolation prize like receiver Robby Anderson, too.

Who else could be traded? And will it really be a case of "Everything (almost) must go!"? Here's all the latest information on the Jets' trade possibilities, including sourced material, rumors and reports on the tradeable assets they have:

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Jul 25, 2019; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) during Jets training camp at Atlantic Health Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jul 25, 2019; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) during Jets training camp at Atlantic Health Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

If the Jets elect to become sellers leading up to the NFL trade deadline, could Robby Anderson be headed for a new team?

According to a report from Bleacher Report's Connor Rogers, there is interest around the league for Anderson's services.

Rogers notes that teams called the Jets last year attempting to trade for the wide receiver, but the Jets, led by GM Mike Maccagnan, had no intentions of moving him. 

It will certainly be interesting to see what the price for starting wide receivers will be at this year's trade deadline on October 29 at 4 PM. The 49ers got things started on Tuesday, acquiring Emmanuel Sanders and a fifth round pick from the Broncos in exchange for a third round pick and a fourth round pick in next year's draft.

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Adam Gase
Adam Gase

Monday night's game against the Patriots is one Sam Darnold would love to forget as quickly as possible. And even though he may want to burn the tape, head coach Adam Gase knows his young quarterback must watch his mistakes to hopefully make sure this result never sees the light of day again. 

"We have to learn from this game," Gase told reporters during a conference call on Monday. "It's a game where it's very painful and frustrating to go through. You have to take as much from what you can as far as to learn from mistakes made, learn from the experience, and put yourself in position to where that doesn't happen again."

It was Darnold's worst start of his early career by far. He finished with only 86 yards on 11-for-32 throwing with a career-high four interceptions. His quarterback rating was 3.6...

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With the Jets at 1-5, GM Joe Douglas could potentially deal some big names in advance of the trade deadline.

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano recently wrote about the few big pieces he has to sell …

DL Leonard Williams

The Jets keep praising the 25-year-old despite his lack of production. "He really has played well," defensive coordinator Gregg Williams said on Friday. "He's graded out high each and every week."

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Leonard Williams 1-on-1 00:02:05
New York Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams speak to SNY's Jeane Coakley about the Jets tough 33-0 loss to the Patriots.

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After his second interception of the game, with the Jets already trailing, 24-0, Sam Darnold was catching his breath on the sidelines, lamenting the blitzes that kept breaking through the offensive line. It was clear he was either rattled or, at the least, confused by what he was seeing.

That's when the ESPN mic caught him saying "I'm seeing ghosts."

That's not a good sign for a quarterback, but it's clear that's what was happening. He was under so much pressure in the pocket, forced to deal with pass rushers coming from everywhere, he couldn't get an accurate read on the coverage. He was seeing things that weren't there, and not seeing things that were there.

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Leonard Williams (Vincent Carchietta)
Leonard Williams (Vincent Carchietta)

Leonard Williams' name popped up in trade rumors on Sunday, with ESPN's Adam Schefter reporting that "multiple teams" were interested in trading for the Jets' defensive end.

After the Jets' win over the Cowboys on Sunday, Williams addressed the rumors. And he didn't seem too bothered.

"I wouldn't say it makes me uneasy," he told reporters. "You see the best players in the league get traded and it's not like it's a personal thing. It's just the way the business is and I can't take anything personal. That's why I can't really focus on it because I can't really control it. The best thing I can control is my play and wherever I end up, just focus on that."

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Darnold happy to get 1st win 00:01:27
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold was happy to be back and help the team get their first win of the season

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Sam Darnold is back. And so is the Jets' offense.

In case anyone needed proof that the problem the last three weeks had been poor quarterback play, the 22-year-old Darnold showed how much a difference even a competent quarterback can make. And he was more than competent. He was outstanding. Playing for the first time since Week 1, he completed 23 of 32 passes for 338 yards with two touchdowns and an interception

It was enough to let the Jets hang on for their first win of the season -- 24-22 over the Dallas Cowboys.

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Leonard Williams (Bill Streicher)
Leonard Williams (Bill Streicher)

As SNY's Ralph Vacchiano pointed out earlier on Sunday, the Jets will be looking to be extremely active at the NFL trade deadline that approaches closer by the day. And one of the players he says to watch is DL Leonard Williams

Well, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the interest in Williams is already there around the league. 

Schefter is hearing that multiple teams are looking at Williams, the former first-rounder by the Jets back in 2015. And what could they potentially get for him? 

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The Jets may have a glimmer of hope now that Sam Darnold is back in the lineup, but they are still facing a stark and unfortunate reality. Since 1990, when the NFL playoffs expanded, only one team has started 0-4 and gone on to make the playoffs. And it hasn't happened since the San Diego Chargers did it in 1992.

That's why between now and the trading deadline on Oct. 29, many around the league believe the Jets' motto should be, and will be: "Sell!"

A lot can happen in the three games between now and that deadline, of course, but multiple league sources told SNY that they expect new Jets GM Joe Douglas to be extremely active in the next few weeks. One source used the word "firesale" to describe what he expects would happen thanks to the combination of a new GM, a team with an 0-4 record, and several expensive but talented players who may not fit in to his long-term plan.
 

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Sep 15, 2019; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) catches a pass against Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander (23) for a touchdown in the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 15, 2019; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) catches a pass against Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander (23) for a touchdown in the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

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Stefon Diggs is a 25-year-old receiver, coming off a 100-catch season and signed through 2023. Now, it seems, he wants out of Minnesota.

So there's got to be some way for the receiver-needy Jets to get him in a trade, right?

Well, probably not, because according to multiple NFL sources and reports, the Vikings just aren't ready to make Diggs available. Clearly they know he's frustrated - apparently with his role in their offense -- and they appear willing to endure it, given his age, talent, and relatively affordable deal.

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Sep 15, 2019; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) catches a pass against Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander (23) for a touchdown in the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 15, 2019; Green Bay, WI, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) catches a pass against Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander (23) for a touchdown in the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

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Stefon Diggs is a 25-year-old receiver, coming off a 100-catch season and signed through 2023. Now, it seems, he wants out of Minnesota.

So there's got to be some way for the receiver-needy Jets to get him in a trade, right?

Well, probably not, because according to multiple NFL sources and reports, the Vikings just aren't ready to make Diggs available. Clearly they know he's frustrated - apparently with his role in their offense -- and they appear willing to endure it, given his age, talent, and relatively affordable deal.

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With the Jets on their bye week, we're going to review some of the Jets players, looking in detail at their season so far and what to expect from them coming out of the bye week. We'll look at a mixture of players who've exceeded expectations and some who have been disappointing so far. We continue today with a look at defensive lineman Leonard Williams.

 

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Sep 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) carries the ball as New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams (92) tackles during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Sep 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) carries the ball as New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams (92) tackles during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

Three games have gone by for the Jets, and DE Leonard Williams has yet to record a sack. Working in defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' system was supposed to let Williams loose, and finally tap into his true first-round pick potential. 

But through those three games, the USC product has only recorded three quarterback hits and has 10 combined tackles (three solo, seven assists). That's not the start Williams wants, but his position coach in Andre Carter has some positive things to say about the veteran lineman heading into the bye week. 

"I'm proud of Leo," he told reporters Tuesday. "Leo had come in and we talked about this style of play and how he wanted to continue to get better. He's on the upside. I'm so proud of him and how he's developed his game. Granted, the sacks aren't there. If you look from overall stats, he's affected the quarterback 10 times in the past three games."

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The Jets are visiting the New England Patriots in Week 3 and it's lining up to be a long Sunday for New York. According to Odds Shark, the Pats are favorites by three touchdowns, -21.5. 

Ouch. 

Being forced to play your third-string quarterback will do that to you, as Luke Falk starts against Tom Brady

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Sep 16, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian (19) walks off the field after an injury during the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Sep 16, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets quarterback Trevor Siemian (19) walks off the field after an injury during the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

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OK, now what?

It was bad enough when the Jets learned quarterback Sam Darnold was out indefinitely with mono, but now they've lost backup quarterback Trevor Siemian, too. He suffered what looked like a nasty ankle injury in the first half of the Jets' 23-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Monday night. That forced the Jets to turn to Luke Falk, who had been promoted from the practice squad earlier in the day.

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Quinnen Williams see his first "real" action this weekend, but he isn't worried, reminding everyone Bama played in 3 National Championships.

Nerves are natural for rookies, but defensive tackle Quinnen Williams is confident as he makes his NFL debut Sunday when the Jets face the Buffalo Bills.

Why does the No. 3 overall pick in April's draft feel so relaxed? Fifth-year veteran defensive end Leonard Williams explains what he has seen from his teammate in the trenches.

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Jets QB Sam Darnold and RB Le'Veon Bell
Jets QB Sam Darnold and RB Le'Veon Bell

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The Jets' offseason featured more than enough storylines to last for years.

They fired one coach, then hired a new one. Then they fired a GM, and hired a new one. Along the way, they spent well over $100 million in guaranteed money in free agency, bringing their total to well over $200 million over the last two years.

Their hope -- their belief -- is that all of that turmoil and transition will pay off this season with their first playoff berth since 2010. Of course, a lot still has to happen for the Jets to get there.

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Leonard Williams says he'll take Quinnen Williams on a trip, but will it involve Pina Coladas and Easter Island? Quinnen needs a passport.

The Jets added defensive tackle Quinnen Williams via the first round of the 2019 NFL draft. He joined a D-line that features Leonard Williams

While the rookie has been out on the field trying to earn the respect of his teammates this offseason, the vet told SNY he's already planning a treat for the rookie. He's thinking of taking the third-overall pick overseas, but there's something the Alabama product has to do first... get a passport. 

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Aug 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Greg Dortch (2) celebrates his touchdown against the New York Giants during the second half at MetLife Stadium.  (Dennis Schneidler/USA TODAY Sports )
Aug 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Greg Dortch (2) celebrates his touchdown against the New York Giants during the second half at MetLife Stadium. (Dennis Schneidler/USA TODAY Sports )

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Only a select few starters will suit up for the Jets against the Eagles on Thursday night - and those are probably ones who have yet to play much this summer.

For everyone else, including quarterback Sam Darnold, the preseason is over. For some, like running back Le'Veon Bell, it never really began.

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Leonard Williams added stamps to his passport, while Quinnen Williams swam with Dolphins hear the detail on their offseason travel.

Leonard Williams has always wanted to travel, and now that he has his passport, he has taken full advantage of it this offseason. 

Speaking with SNY's Jeane Coakley, Williams explained how he couldn't really go anywhere when he was younger. But being a professional athlete with an offseason definitely has its perks now.

"I always loved the thought of traveling and wanted to travel," he said. "I just, like I said, underprivileged so I never had a car or the funds or means to travel. Now that I have [the] offseason and money to travel, I'm able to and it's awesome to get out and experience different worlds of life and stuff like that. Just open my mind up to different stuff."

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