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Trade idea: Melijah Moore for Ridley


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Calvin Ridley is a top shelf WR when playing.  Elijah hasn't proven he can produce like Ridley.

At this point, you have to role with Moore for at least next year.  Garrett Wilson, Elijah Moore, and another WR (Hopkins/Lazard) could make for a good three headed tandem with Aaron Rodgers possibly throwing them the ball.

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Just now, Rhg1084 said:

That was a great trade for Jax landing Ridley. Their offense is going to be dangerous this year 

Ridley, Kirk, Jones,, Etienne and I think they bring back Engram.  Absolutely loaded.  If they beef up that OL, Jags will win the division again but if they can figure out how to get some pass rushers, they're legit SB contenders. 

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have added a wide receiver at the trade deadline, but not one who will help in 2022.

The Jags have acquired suspended wide receiver Calvin Ridley from the Atlanta Falcons, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Tuesday, per sources informed of the situation. The Falcons' trade return is two future draft picks that can range from a maximum compensation of a 2023 fifth-rounder and a 2024 second-round pick, which will be conditional upon Ridley's reinstatement.

Should Ridley be reinstated past a certain date, the 2023 fifth-round pick will turn into a sixth-rounder, per Rapoport. If Ridley makes the team in 2024, the second pick will be worth at least a fourth-rounder. A playing-time milestone converts the pick into a third-rounder and the Jaguars will give up a 2024 second-round pick if the team strikes a long-term deal with Ridley.

Jacksonville has since announced the trade.

"We are excited to welcome Calvin Ridley to our organization and the Duval community," said Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke, via the team's website. "This is an opportunity to add a proven playmaker to our already talented wide receiver room as we continue to build our roster for 2023 and beyond. We are looking forward to finishing strong this season and integrating Calvin into our program at the appropriate time."

In March, Ridley was suspended through at least the 2022 season for betting on NFL games during the 2021 season when he was away from the club's facility on the non-football illness list.

Ridley can petition for reinstatement on or after Feb. 15, 2023.

It's a bold move for the Jags, who desperately needed to add speed and a receiver who could generate separation for Trevor Lawrence. While it won't help the 2-6 Jags this season, it's a 2023 play for a difference-making talent that Doug Pederson's club lacks on the outside. Pairing the former first-round pick and Christian Kirk is a good start and should not stop the Jags from potentially adding another receiver in the draft.

Ridley's future in Atlanta looked uncertain even before the year-long suspension. The 27-year-old announced on Oct. 31, 2021, that he was stepping away from the team to focus on his "mental wellbeing."

Given Falcons head coach Arthur Smith's run-first, run-second, and, if possible, run-third offense, along with the assets invested in Drake London and Kyle Pitts, it seemed likely the Falcons would trade Ridley at some point before the 2023 draft. On Tuesday, they found a deal with Jacksonville they couldn't pass up.

With his contract tolling through the suspension, Ridley is set to play on the fifth year of his rookie contract, worth $11.116 million in 2023.


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16 hours ago, Bronx said:

I want Melijah out of this team: 

-Jets receive Ridley/conditional 6th.

-Jaguars get Melijah

Why would anyone take moore and a 6th for Ridley. Even being a head case. He actually has done it. He is basically a Garrett Wilson. A bonafide wr1. And would you trade Garret Wilson away for moore and a 6Th if next season garret Wilson pulled a Ridley? F no you would not. 

Alll these silly scenarios where we give up a trash player or hype player for a super star. It's silly.


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