With the NFL trade deadline now a mere 10 days away, there continues to be a growing buzz on which players may be shipped off to new teams. For one, New York Jets wideout Jamison Crowder has been among the notable players in the rumor mill over a possible trade in the coming weeks.
The veteran wide receiver is currently playing in the final season of the three-year, $28.5 million deal that he signed with the Jets in 2019.
As the Jets boast a 1-4 record, much talk has centered on whether the team's front office may be open to offloading Crowder ahead of the trade deadline rather than risk losing him in free agency for essentially nothing in return.
For Crowder, he is simply not paying much attention to the rumors linking him with a move away from the Jets.
In speaking days before the Jets' Week 7 road clash with the New England Patriots, Crowder opened up about his mentality ahead of the Nov. 2 trade deadline.
“It’s just something that I don’t pay attention to,” Crowder said. “Obviously, it’s a part of the business, but my main focus is to come out each day and prepare for this week. That’s just how I do it. I obviously haven’t thought about anything, I just think about coming here and getting ready for Sunday.
“My main focus is to come out here each and every day, give what I can for the team, play my role as a slot receiver and go out there and do what I do on Sundays. That’s what I think about, and that’s just kind of where my mind is at.”
Crowder has not had much to go his way this season. He has missed a combined three games due to a groin injury and a stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list. In his two games played, he recorded a mere 85 receiving yards from 11 receptions.
Crowder is still much confident that he will soon post for standout performances with the team.
“In the two games I played, I felt good,” Crowder said. “Not a lot of opportunities in the Atlanta game, but I got a few and took advantage of them.
“It felt good being an option for Zach (Wilson) and I want to continue to be a valuable option for him. When I got out there, my job is to get open and create as much separation as I possibly can, and that is what I am going to try and continue to do.”
For now, Crowder will look to help the Jets pick up their first road win of the season in the upcoming matchup against the Patriots.