Trade no. 4: The Jets get their feature back
Last year, the New York Jets were one of five teams to secure (hopefully) their quarterback of the future. New York came away with Sam Darnold out of USC, who endured a woefully inconsistent rookie season.
At times, the run game was strong for the Jets, which makes things a lot easier on Darnold. Jets fans probably remember Isaiah Crowell‘s enormous 200-yard explosion against the Denver Broncos last season.
Most of the time, though, the Jets’ run game was inconsistent. Injuries to multiple backs caused uncertainty for the offense. This offseason, Bilal Powell is a free agent. Crowell is still there, along with Elijah McGuire, who was hurt last season also.
Like many of the other teams on this list, Howard brings a comfort to any offense. Securing a back you can feasibly hand the ball to 15-to-20 times per game, knowing he’s always going to fall forward, means Darnold’s job gets much easier.
New York needs to add talent around Darnold. They need names. They need playmakers. Howard brings you both in one simple move.