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The NFL trade deadline has come and gone, and the New York Jets did not make any major moves to improve their roster. But that doesn’t mean that they didn’t try to make a major move happen.

The Jets’ defense has been amongst the best in the NFL this season. It has kept them afloat even after Aaron Rodgers’ Achilles injury.

It’s their offense that could have used a big boost at the deadline. And the team reportedly tried to bring in a couple of big-name wide receivers to help out Zach Wilson.

According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, Jets general manager Joe Douglas inquired about both Las Vegas Raiders star wide receiver Davante Adams, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans before the trade deadline.

Neither team was willing to part ways with their star wide receivers, so the Jets did not end up making any moves to address the wide receiver position.

Douglas spoke about the team’s lack of moves at the trade deadline, stating that there “need to be buyers and sellers” to make a deal happen. And several teams simply weren’t willing to sell to the Jets.

“There need to be buyers, there need to be sellers,” Douglas said on Tuesday after the deadline passed. “We made a lot of inquiries and had a lot of discussions about a lot of different positions but ultimately didn’t get any other deals done. That’s where we are.”

Both Evans and Adams certainly could have been impact players who could have greatly helped the Jets’ offense. And fans are understandably upset that neither ended being being traded to the team.

It somewhat makes sense for the Buccaneers to hold onto Mike Evans. They are still in the race to potentially win the NFC South this season.

However, the Las Vegas Raiders holding onto Davante Adams is certainly perplexing. The team notably just fired both their head coach and general manager, and decided to bench Jimmy Garoppolo ahead of their Week 9 game on Sunday.

They are clearly beginning their rebuild as an organization, and you would think that trading Adams for some draft picks would be a part of that rebuilding process.

That didn’t end up being the case, and the Jets offense may continue to underperform for the rest of the season due to their failure to make a big move at the deadline.

[New York Post]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.