The New York Jets and the Jacksonville Jaguars are discussing a major trade heading into the 2018 regular season, according to a report by the New York Daily News.
Dante Fowler Jr., the No. 3 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, has reportedly been discussed as an option for the Jets.
New York is in need of some pass-rushing help. Fowler hasn't lived up to the hype since getting drafted, but he could be an upgrade for the Jets' front line.
From the Daily News:
The Jets’ lack of a difference-making pass rusher prompted them to recently explore one very intriguing possibility.
Gang Green reached out to the Jaguars to gauge their interest level in trading uber-talented — and mercurial — defensive end Dante Fowler, Jr., according to sources.
The 24-year-old Fowler, who returned Monday from a week-long suspension for violating team rules and “conduct unbecoming a Jaguars football player” after fights in practice, would be an ideal fit for the Jets, who haven’t been able to generate consistent pressure off the edge in years.
Fowler, 24, has 53 total tackles and 12 sacks through three seasons.
The Jets are also reportedly considering trading quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. It's unclear if he could be in a package for Fowler.