NFL Trade Deadline: 3 Sell Moves and 3 Teams that Should Buy
Trades in the NFL are more abundant now than they have been in the past. This is due to the way salaries are structured and the rookie wage scale. Now teams look more to unload players that do not want to be a part of their franchise or that may net them a solid return. The 2020 NFL Trade Deadline is four days away. Several rumors are flying about that many teams are looking to be buyers and some sellers as well. Thus, let us look at some moves that we would like to see made.
Ryan Anderson – Washington Football Team
Anderson has shown some flashes as a pass rusher over his short career. However, with the buildup of number one picks across the Washington defensive front, they could afford to move on from Anderson. Anderson has been the discussion of previous trade talk. This all came at the trade deadline last year and during the offseason.
I would suggest that if Washington could get a late-round pick for Anderson that they make the deal. Somewhere in the range of a 5th-7th rounder would most likely be the market for Washington.
Possible Landing Spots – Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings
Chris Herndon – New York Jets
Herndon is developing into one of the top TEs in the NFL. The Jets are the league’s worst team. Outside of Quinnen Williams and Mekhi Becton, they should entertain offers on anyone currently rostered. Yes, even Sam Darnold.
Draft capital should be a priority for New York. This team is in complete disarray and needs to begin a rebuilding process. If trading an asset like Herndon is what they need to then do it. I believe they could receive somewhere in the range of a 3rd or 4th round pick for the young TE.
Possible Landing Spots – Washington Football Team, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys
Marvin Jones Jr. – Detroit Lions
The Lions are still looking up in the NFC North. Head Coach Matt Patricia is on the hot seat. Thus, making a move seems likely. Jones is a much-underrated target for many teams. He is 30-years-old and is being underutilized this season. Jones is currently averaging 11 yards per catch in 2020. He has 19 receptions for 226 yards.
A few WR needy teams could use the services of Marvin Jones. Therefore, the Lions could yield a mid to late-round pick for the WR in a trade.
Possible Landing Spots – Green Bay Packers, Washington Football Team, New England Patriots
Washington Football Team
Washington is in the middle of a division race. While the NFC East is not the strongest division, it is a playoff race, nonetheless. Washington needs WRs and offensive linemen. Rumors surround them to Marvin Jones Jr. out of Detroit. If I were the football person in Washington, I would also ask the Cincinnati Bengals what the price is on John Ross. These are two players that Washington may be able to get on the cheap.
Washington is also in need of offensive linemen. Some reports have Andrew Norwell of the Jacksonville Jaguars available at the trade deadline. If this were true, he would be an immediate upgrade for the offensive line.
The Lions are another team that could be both. Nonetheless, they could do more on the buying side. They have already made a move to acquire DE Everson Griffen from the Dallas Cowboys. That could just be the start of their buying spree.
Lions’ management gave Head Coach Matt Patricia and GM Bob Quinn an ultimatum to be a winner in 2021. That has yet to happen and it is primarily their defense at fault. Adding some more defensive help may not be out of reach. Look for the Lions to be hunters in the trade game before next Tuesday.
The Eagles need TE help. They have lost both of their TEs Dallas Goedert and Zach Ertz for a while. They are in the midst of a weak divisional race in the NFC East. While Goedert has returned the Eagles could still stabilize the position. A couple of TEs could be available.
The Cleveland Browns could be looking to move on from David Njoku. After they signed Austin Hooper as a free agent in the offseason, Njoku was not happy and requested a trade. Those talks have come up again in recent weeks.
Additionally, the Houston Texans may be looking to move Darren Fells. Fells could come as the cheaper of the two options. Given that there could be a fire sale coming in Houston.
These 3 moves to sell and three teams should be buyers at the trade deadline. What should your favorite team do? Did I list them here? Leave a comment below.
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