Mehta reported back in Maye that the Jets had engaged in trade discussions involving Maye for the better part of a year including leading up to this year’s draft.
In fact, Mehta says Jets GM Joe Douglas fielded inquiries and engaged in talks, but opted to keep Maye.
The Jets later used a third-round pick on Cal safety Ashytn Davis, which has prompted questions about Maye’s future with the team. Mehta says Davis’ arrival will likely signal the end of Maye’s tenure with the Jets, whether he’s traded at the deadline or departs in free agency.
Jamal Adams has requested a trade out of New York, but the Jets have maintained that they’re not interested in moving him, so there’s a lot to be sorted out regarding the Jets’ safety position.
Maye, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Jets back in 2017. He’s entering in the final year of his four-year, $6.554 million contract that included $4.134 million guaranteed.
In 2019, Maye appeared in all 16 games for the Jets and recorded 64 tackles, one interception and seven pass defenses. He was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 17 safety out of 87 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding the Jets as the news is available.