The New York Jets add a wide receiver
The New York Jets added another playmaker Wednesday in anticipation of their trade with the Green Bay Packers to bring in Aaron Rodgers. The Packers are trying to get all the compensation they can for Rodgers. And because of their tight cap space, they may be incentivized to wait out trading Rodgers until the summer. However, the Jets appear to be focused on landing all the offensive help they can for when Rodgers is traded.
According to NFL Network reporters Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero, the Jets are set to sign former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman. The contract is for one season; he can make up to $6.5 million with incentives.
It’s a 1-year deal for the #Jets and Mecole Hardman, with a chance to make $6.5M, source said. https://t.co/VaNoyeDPm0
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 22, 2023
Hardman is a former second-round selection by the Chiefs in 2019. He’s won two Super Bowls in Andy Reid’s offense. Hardman won All-Pro honors for his 2019 season. He recorded 151 receptions for 2,088 yards and caught 16 touchdown passes during his first four seasons in the NFL.
Hardman will join forces with former Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard in New York as new wide receivers for the team in 2023. The Jets have been on a spending spree this offseason, as the team hopes to go all in on a Super Bowl with Rodgers next season.
I think Hardman is a good addition to the wrong team.
He could now be part of the trade for Rodgers. We take Hardman and One of their 2 Prize Rookies and some pick swaps. The Jets needs to go show what they thinks that Rodgers is worth. They must give the Packers a lot, so as not to hurt Aaron’s (Feelings)