The New York Jets will consider trading significant draft capital if it nets them an impact player, general manager Joe Douglas revealed Saturday.
"I can't really get into hypotheticals, but I would say if it was the right player, (we'd) certainly entertain it," he told reporters, courtesy of SNY. "We're in the business of making this roster better, and so if the right opportunity presented itself, I certainly wouldn't shut it down."
The Jets have several holes they could look to address before the season, particularly on defense. A logical target would be Houston Texans edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney, who still hasn't signed his franchise tag and is believed to be on the trade block.
"I feel like you're narrowing this player down," Douglas laughed when given a description that fits Clowney. "Again, if it was the right player, right situation, we'd consider it."
The Jets are equipped with a selection in each of the first five rounds of the 2020 and 2021 drafts.
Since being named general manager of the Jets on June 7, Douglas' splashiest acquisition has been center Ryan Kalil, who he lured out of retirement.