The Washington Commanders could look to trade wide receiver Terry McLaurin this offseason.
Things do not seem to be going well on the contract negotiation front between star wide receiver Terry McLaurin and the Washington Commanders.
Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post reported the two sides “remain far apart” on getting a new deal done. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports mentioned things “could get explosive” when it comes to putting a new contract in place for the Washington star wide receiver and former Ohio State standout. Washington did use a first-round pick on Jahan Dotson out of Penn State last month.
So if things really do hit the fan for Washington, here are three teams McLaurin could be traded to.
Terry McLaurin trade rumors: 3 teams for Washington Commanders wideout
The New York Jets offense can take flight with this addition to the receiving corps
No doubt about it, the New York Jets had a strong 2022 NFL Draft. General manager Joe Douglas was able to add Sauce Gardner, Garrett Wilson, Jermaine Johnson and Breece Hall to his rebuilding team’s roster this spring. While Gang Green is still expected to finish in dead-last of the AFC East, adding a veteran wide receiver the caliber of McLaurin to the mix could really help them take flight.
New York may have drafted Wilson to be their No. 1 wide receiver, but keep in mind that he and McLaurin share that Ohio State connection. Wilson played in the same receiving corps last season that featured Chris Olave, Jaxson Smith-Njigba and Marvin Harrison Jr., among others. For the Jets to ever get this thing right, it is not about being the man, it is all about having more good players.
Given that this is a pivotal season for second-year pro Zach Wilson, the Jets should want to give him every opportunity to succeed. He may not lead the Jets to more than seven victories this fall, but New York could be a team on the rise heading into 2023, especially if they are able to extend McLaurin. Of course, the Jets will need to give up precious draft capital and a player to land him.
If the Jets were that in on Deebo Samuel, they could easily turn their attention towards McLaurin.