The fifth-year wide receiver signed a one-year, $4 million deal as a free agent in March but has not been a part of the Jets’ offensive plans this season. In fact, Hardman has just one target (one catch for six yards) in New York and was inactive on Sunday.
Despite the fact that just two Jets wide receivers (Garrett Wilson, Allen Lazard) have at least 10 catches this season, New York will look to part ways with Hardman in a move that would save about $1.8 million in cap space.
Whichever team lands Hardman next will be getting a versatile wide receiver with real playoff experience as a two-time Super Bowl champion. After setting career highs in catches (59) and receiving yards (693) during the 2021 campaign, Hardman tied a career high with six total touchdowns last season.
With that in mind, here are five possible landing spots for Hardman via trade.