Does Jets S Marcus Maye have a trade market?

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New York Jets safety Marcus Maye jogs off field following game vs Buffalo Bills
New York Jets safety Marcus Maye jogs off field following game vs Buffalo Bills

With under a week left until the NFL trade deadline, general managers looking to buy and sell are all over the phones hoping to get some deals done.

Jets GM Joe Douglas will likely be on the phone gauging the market of S Marcus Maye, who will be an unrestricted free agent after the season.

Both sides tried to work on a potential extension before this season, but it never worked out. And SNY's Ralph Vacchiano has said it's only a matter of time before the Jets and Maye are no longer together.

If that's the case, New York will obviously look for some sort of compensation instead of allowing Maye to walk into free agency after the season. But what kind of market will he have right now?

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler thinks Maye could be someone teams would want, but there's a catch.

"Maye's a good one," he said. "He's definitely open to new scenery. I don't get the sense that teams are eager to pay that $10.6 million salary."

That's the kicker: the franchise tag the Jets had to stick on Maye after contract negotiations went south. With the Jets playing six games already, Maye is still due about $6.9 million for the rest of the season before getting a new deal.

When a GM wants a player, he usually finds a way to make room under the cap. But $6.9 million midseason is a tough number to bring in for some clubs, so it's sort of up in the air who really would want Maye. And the clock continues to tick.

In four games this season, Maye has totaled 35 combined tackles (three for loss), one sack, and two passes defended.