The New York Jets on Wednesday traded wide receiver Elijah Moore to the Cleveland Browns. The team also sent their 2023 third-round pick (No. 74 overall) for second-round pick (No. 42), a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

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The move has the potential to make way for a possible Jets-Packers trade involving star quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Now, New York clearly does not want to trade its first-round pick, which is No 13 overall. The team could add a left-tackle. However, they can offer two second-rounders to Green Bay instead.

The New York Jets hold the 11th and 12th picks in the second round – No 42 and 43 overall. The combined total points of those picks in worth 280 points, as per Rich Hill value chart. The Packers, who have several slots to fill, would want the No 42, 43 and 45 to give general manager Brian Gutekunst an opportunity to address the team’s needs.

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All the Jets want is: Aaron Rodgers. The Green Bay quarterback struggled in the 2022 season. However, he has expressed his wish to take a transfer to New York. But the two teams haven’t been able to agree on compensation.

Only earlier in the day, the Jets signed free-agent receiver Mecole Hardman from the Kansas City Chiefs. The WR was given a one-year contract.

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Elijah Moore on the other hand will get a fresh start at the Browns. The 22-year-old did not have a great 2022 season. He caught 37 passes for 446 yards and one touchdown last season. He requested a trade last October.

The Jets drafted Moore in the the second round of the 2021 Draft. He had 43 catches for 538 yards and five touchdowns in 11 games in his rookie season. However, he did not have any chemistry with QB Zach Wilson.