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The NFL Trade Deadline is Upon Us: Down to the Wire

The trade deadline is upon us but things are heating up at the wire. What can happen, What has happened and what have been the best trades so far? Check it out here.

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The NFL Trade Deadline is Upon Us: Down to the Wire


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The trade deadline is rapidly approaching and it seems like a lot can still happen. A lot has already happened and this has been one of the most active trade periods I have followed in the NFL. I mean players are going from the Sunshine State to Hollywood, South Beach to Texas, South Beach to The Steel City, South Beach to the Dessert, Hollywood to The Charm City. From eating lobster to cutting steak, California rolls to crab cakes. Best of all are the ones who are traded and don’t have to change anything, not even where they show up to work *Cough* Leonard Williams *Cough*.

Future draft picks are going from organization to organization. Multiple first round picks for one player and 6th round choices for former All-Pros. Like I said, Shit is going down. You need a web to make all the connections, It’s almost like a murder mystery. We have hours left and still plenty could happen. The deadline is at 4 pm today. Let’s see what could still happen first, and what teams could still be buyers. Then finally we’ll look back at some of this season’s best moves.

Deadline deals

Le’veon Bell, RB, NY Jets

Talk about deadline deals. This just in, the Jets are actively trying to move Le’veon Bell. Not sure what the market would be for such a high paid tailback, but he is a coveted talent. Don’t be shocked to see the Jets send off Le’veon Bell before the 4PM mark.

Trent Williams, LT, Washington Redskins

Wow! The fact that this guy is still on the Washington Redskins roster is still shocking. Trent hasn’t stepped into the facility over a dispute involving the medical staff and treatment on Trent Williams. These types of disputes often don’t end well, and the team should move on and get what they can. There’s a lot of interest for his talents.

Robby Anderson, WR, NY Jets

Robbie is a high flyer impact player on the final year of his rookie contract. This could be a prove it trade for a contender looking to make the next push.

Vic Beasley, Pass Rush, Atlanta Falcons

A couple seasons removed from a 16 sack season, many view the pass rusher as a one trick pony “speed rusher”. While that maybe true, every team can use speed and draw up certain rush designs so that they can create chaos.

AJ Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

This is most likely not gonna happen, but I see rebuilding in the future and moving on from Andy Dalton. It would be smart for the Bengals to send the injured Green off to another team and help them stock up on picks.

Chris Harris Jr., CB, Denver Broncos

The man has a market and teams have been calling. This man is a great talent and, put on the proper defense, he maybe special.

Melvin Gordon, RB, LA Chargers

Since his hold out was an unbelievable failure (shocker!), and he has been a disappointment since returning, don’t be shocked if the Bolts move on from the noncommittal back. They were better with Ekeler anyway.

Darius Slay, CB, Detroit Lions

People are calling and for the right price no one is safe. It’s a business. It may cost a lot for another team to acquire him, but he may be worth it.

Who are the buyers?

Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs could use another superstar on their team (said no one ever). Currently they have Shady McCoy, but have been rumored to be the main team in the market for the talented Le’Veon Bell. They, of course, wouldn’t mind the 1-2 punch of Bell and McCoy. Plus, it would make the transition back to Mahomes much easier. They also seem to be calling around for a defensive back.

Detroit Lions

The Lions have been very active in the running back market, and missed out on Kenyan Drake. But now a monster is in the market and we’ll see what happens with Bell. Detroit also could use a CB and a pass rusher. Teams have been calling for CB Slay, but that may be too much of a price tag for most teams to take him off the Lions.

Jacksonville Jaguars

It has been rumored that Khan has given the front office the “Okay” to be a last minute buyer. Recently acquiring 2 first round picks for Jalen Ramsey, the Jags have 4 first round picks in the next 2 years. They could splash big or they could cut a good deal. Look for a trade for a CB, LB or WR such as Robby Anderson .

Philadelphia Eagles

It is widely known that the Eagles secondary is an absolute liability. It’s also well known that the team needs a rushing attack. After last week’s performance by their rookie running back Miles Sanders, I’m not sure if they will be in the market for a RB. It’s more likely they will try to address corner back. Plenty are out there to be had. The Eagles don’t have a ton of draft capital so they may have to pull off a big time deal.

New York Giants

They need a tackle to protect the future. They got defensive player from a cross town rival. Could they get a tackle from a division rival? Stranger things have happened.

New Orleans Saints

They want another receiver… Can you imagine AJ Green playing with Drew Brees?

Best Trade Yet

Jalen Ramsey to the Rams

Generational talent that the Jags did not want to lose and were willing to make the highest paid CB ever… That wasn’t enough, so if money doesn’t talk loud enough, it’s time to say good bye. The Jags got a haul with 2020 & 2021 first round picks and a 2021 5th. Not to mention Ramsey is now on a top 5 zone defense (likes to play man) and lives in a state with 12.3% income tax plus a 1% increase for millionaires (pay cut). Both teams win this trade if the Rams can pay Ramsey.

Marcus Peters to the Ravens

Instant success. Pick 6 in the first game as a Raven. Make no mistake about it, Peters can ball and just made this defense even better. The Ravens sent ILB Kenny Young and an undisclosed 2020 pick to the Rams for the 2 time Pro Bowl CB.

Aqib Talib to the Dolphins

This is a roster dump, but so worth it. It sucks for Aqib Talib, but he hasn’t contributed much and the Rams need room to pay Ramsey. He’s still driving the Brinks truck, so yeah. Have fun in Miami.

Minkah Fitzpatrick to the Steelers

The Steelers desperately needed help in the Secondary and boy did they get it. They landed Minkah Fitzpatrick and a 4th & 7th round pick. In exchange they sent 1st, 5th, and 6th round picks to the Dolphins. Minkah already has 3 interceptions since coming to the Steelers.

Other Noteable Trades

Jadeveon Clowney to Seattle, Laremy Tunsil and Kenny Stills to Houston, Carols Hyde to Houston, Michael Bennett to Dallas, Mohamed Sanu to New England

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