How the Jets fit in here
The New York Jets have one of the most lackluster receiving cores in the whole league. To be fair, a lot of their receiving core struggles have been due to below-average quarterback play, and they do have Corey Davis (who has shown glimpses of producing at a high level) and Elijah Moore (who is a great young talent), but both of them have struggled to create separation on routes consistently all season.
This fact has not helped out rookie QB Zach Wilson, who is already playing behind one of the worst offensive lines in the league, which is a problem that is compounded by the inability of his receivers to get open consistently.
So, I think Lockett’s value to the Jets goes without saying. Lockett would instantly be the most consistent producer in the Jets receiving room. He has the ability to create separation on nearly every single route, as well as has the ability to find wide-open pockets in zone coverage. Lockett would give Zach Wilson a dependable target to go to whenever he’s inevitably in a pinch.
But, more importantly, what would this mean for the Seahawks? Well, we would have some draft picks. That’s a start. We could at least begin to address the number of issues this team has, like offensive line and secondary. And more importantly, wed be able to do this with more sure-fire talent, rather than just crossing our fingers with 5th-plus rounders.
As I mentioned before, the chances of either of these deals happening are slim to none, but if it were up to me, these are some of the directions I might consider going in.