The New York Jets Should Get in on the Anquan Boldin Sweepstakes
The Miami Herald is reporting that the Dolphins, looking to add a top wideout, could offer a third-round draft pick for Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin.
The Jets could draft a receiver to bolster the passing game and are aiming for a more balanced offense.
The asking price for Boldin has plummeted, and the Jets would be wise to consider the trade. However, they would probably need to ante up the offer to a second-round pick and maybe even throw in some players.
The Jets already have the vertical threat that can stretch the field in Braylon Edwards to open things up underneath for a classic, solid possession receiver in Jerricho Cotchery.
Enter Boldin, a dominant possession receiver, and the Jets have a formidable passing game and are a matchup nightmare.
To achieve a more balanced offense, the Jets need an additional receiver and Boldin would do more than complement Edwards and Cotchery. They would have an elite receiving corps, plus Dustin Keller.
All these weapons would do wonders for the development of Mark Sanchez and significantly improve the offense overall. In a passing league, the Jets need to be able to pass.
They compared their "Ground & Pound" philosophy to chopping down a tree, and pounding opponents until they wore down. They have, arguably, the best offensive line in the league and that makes running the football a major strength.
The top teams in the league feature a high octane offense that poses major matchup issues for opponents and if the Jets can get their hands on Boldin, they'll be in good company.
Braylon Edwards is sticking around for at least another season and the Jets aren't ready to give him a hefty extension just yet. Boldin is also seeking a big payday while the Jets are intent on locking up Darrelle Revis and Nick Mangold.
But this scenario isn't far-fetched. The Jets would have the pieces on offense for a bright future.
The passing game would be more than just efficient. The rushing attack is premier, and Boldin would open things up for Shonn Greene even more.
Not to mention the wildcat formation with Brad Smith has infinite possibilities because of his versatility.
And we didn't even get to the defense.
The Jets would be legitimate title contenders and poised for huge success if they land Boldin. And for less than a first-round pick?
The emergence of their reserve receivers has assured the Cardinals they can manage without Boldin, and they would want to ship him out of the conference.
Call it conflicting financial interests beyond this upcoming season, but it could bring out the best in Edwards and Boldin who would likely be competing for a chance to stick around.
But, even if it was for just a season, the impact on Sanchez of having Boldin with Cotchery, Keller and Edwards around is priceless.
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