That claim is valid because Samuel became an essential part of the 49ers’ passing and rushing attack.
Losing him means that San Francisco is letting go of a wide receiver and a running back.
Therefore, they would need a collection of picks and players to compensate for his production.
The Jets are aware of Samuel’s hefty asking price, as Pro Football Focus’ Ari Meirov shared.
#Jets GM Joe Douglas wouldn't talk specifically about Deebo Samuel but said they'll be aggressive to make a move if the right opportunity is there.
As a reminder: Jets were ready to pay big $ to Tyreek Hill and offered 35, 38 & 69 to KC for Hill & No. 103. Hill just chose Miami.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) April 21, 2022
Meirov tweeted, “#Jets GM Joe Douglas wouldn’t talk specifically about Deebo Samuel but said they’ll be aggressive to make a move if the right opportunity is there.”
He also reminded us that the Jets were ready to match Tyreek Hill‘s asking price and send three picks to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Getting Samuel would boost their offense, especially after losing Jamison Crowder to the Buffalo Bills.
The All-Pro wideout could help a unit that finished 26th in total yards and 28th in points per game.
The Jets Have Several Holes To Fill
Trading for Samuel means that the Jets will give away one of their two picks in round one of the 2022 NFL Draft.
However, improving at wide receiver alone does not solve all their problems.
While giving Zach Wilson more targets downfield is a must, the Jets should also address their depth on the offensive line.
They could also use more help on defense, particularly at linebacker and the secondary.
That said, giving away draft picks is the last thing they need.
Instead, they’re better off using their nine picks to fortify their roster.