Joe Douglas and the New York Jets have traded edge player Jordan Willis to the San Francisco 49ers for a sixth-round draft pick.
One wonders if anybody ever thought about the level of compensation Jordan Willis is worth in the NFL. Wonder no more.
On Wednesday, Joe Douglas and the New York Jets sent their athletic edge man and a 2021 seventh-round draft pick to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a 2022 sixth-round selection, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
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Willis, 25, has dressed in just two games this season (finding himself on the inactive list over the last four games).
Originally drafted in the third round of the 2017 NFL draft, the Kansas State product has registered just three sacks in 43 career NFL games. He stuck with the Cincinnati Bengals for the first two years of his career but could manage just two sacks in two games started. He’s tallied just one sack in no games started for Gregg Williams’s Jets defense.
Considering his overall production, it’s pretty surprising Douglas was able to spin any kind of deal for the man. Obviously, the injury-riddled Niners could use an extra pass rusher and Douglas took advantage.
The Jets will have to wait a year before their seventh-rounder turns into a sixth-rounder, but the deal comes on the heels of the Steve McLendon trade last Sunday. For the veteran 1-technique tackle, Douglas snagged the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sixth-round pick in 2022 (as a 2023 seventh-rounder headed south with McLendon).
With Le’Veon Bell, Steve McLendon and Jordan Willis all gone, folks are already getting the word firesale prepped for much media usage. The trade deadline is Nov. 3, 2020.