Did Jets miss opportunity to trade TE Jordan Leggett?
The New York Jets on Monday waived tight end Jordan Leggett, and the reporting that’s followed indicates they may have missed an opportunity to trade him.
The New York Daily News’ Manish Mehta reported on Tuesday that five teams submitted a waiver claim for Leggett. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended up with him because of their position on the waiver wire. The Bills, Packers, Steelers and Titans were the other teams to submit claims for him, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. That much interest in a player indicates there could have been a market to trade the tight end for a conditional pick.
I mentioned yesterday that five teams put in a waiver claim for former Jets TE Jordan Leggett. That’s a lot of interest. Probably could have traded him for a conditional pick, as @RossTuckerNFL noted.
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) May 22, 2019
Leggett was a fifth-round pick by the Jets out of Clemson in 2017. He was drafted by previous GM Mike Maccagnan, who was ousted last week in favor of head coach Adam Gase, who was also given interim GM responsibilities. Gase is wasting no time making moves, as he also traded Darron Lee last week.
Leggett only played one game as a rookie due to a knee injury. He had 14 catches for 114 yards and a touchdown last season.