The New York Jets are still looking to trade defensive end Sheldon Richardson since they weren’t able to trade him last year.
Entering the second day of the 2017 NFL draft the New York Jets are still looking to trade defensive end Sheldon Richardson.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Jets are making calls in an attempt to trade Richardson. He added that the Jets won’t just give the defensive end away either. Trade rumors are nothing new for Richardson since the Jets trade to trade him last year.
#Jets have been making calls regarding a potential trade of DL Sheldon Richardson. This was their plan coming in. Won’t give him away, tho
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 28, 2017
The Jets have talked to the Dallas Cowboys and the Denver Broncos about trading the defensive end, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.
In addition to Cowboys, Jets also talked to Broncos about trading Sheldon Richardson, per @AdamSchefter. Offseason trade seems likely.
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) November 7, 2016
The defensive end is entering the final year of his contract and is scheduled to make about $8 million this year, according to Chris Wesseling of NFL.com.
Richardson had 62 combined tackles, one forced fumble and 1.5 sacks last year. He has 241 combined tackles, five forced fumbles, and 18 sacks in his career.
It seems that the Jets are happy keeping Muhammad Wilkerson and Leonard Williams and really want to get rid of Richardson. It will be interesting to see if any team is willing to take Richardson away from the Jets.