New York Jets ‘trade for Baltimore Ravens safety Chuck Clark’ as Gang Green adds secondary depth amid reports that pursuit of Aaron Rodgers is near
The New York Jets are already making moves ahead of the NFL’s next trading period, according to reports.
NFL whistleblower Adam Schefter tweeted Gang Green had agreed to a trade with Baltimore for starting safety Chuck Clark.
In exchange, the Ravens will reportedly receive a 2024 seven-round pick for the 27-year-old.
Since the new league year hasn’t started, the trade can’t be officially processed until Wednesday. In 2023, Clark will cost the Jets just $3.64 million, according to Spotrac.
New York is doing its best to acquire one of the best offensive weapons in the league in Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, with the franchise “optimistic” about his chances.
Baltimore safety Chuck Clark to become a New York Jet once the new league year begins
The 27-year-old started every game of the 2022 season for the AFC North franchise.
New York Jets coach Robert Saleh has another secondary weapon in the tacking machine, Clark
Clark made 101 tackles, forced a fumble, and recovered a fumble during the regular season.
In the previous four seasons, Clark started 61 games for Baltimore.
With Marcus Williams and burgeoning sophomore star Kyle Hamilton at safety, Clark was evidently seen as outpacing the team’s needs thanks to the need to clear his salary cap.
Clark’s arrival at Florham Park will allow the Ravens to free up $4.1 million in cap space.
The 27-year-old was selected in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech.
Reports surfaced early Thursday that New York will host returning wide receiver Braxton Berrios at the start of the new league year.
According Adam Schefter, the parties were unable to agree to a restructuring of the contract. The move will save the Jets $5 million in salary cap.
As far as Rodgers is concerned, Gang Green believes they are on the verge of acquiring four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers, according to ESPN Diana Russini.
On Twitter, Russini explained that Jets owner Woody Johnson came away from a meeting between his team bosses and Rodgers this week feeling “excited and pleased with the potential matchup.”
NY Jets bosses think they are about to acquire Aaron Rodgers, according to ESPN’s Dianna Russini
Clark was deemed over-required in Baltimore due to a need for salary cap space.