With the NFL trade deadline just a few days away, we give you 7 transactions that would make sense.
October 31 is a day that folks change their attire, stepping into new identities and are hardly recognizable. They show up in strange places and are given things in return. These can be scary time, but it’s all in the name of a greater good, right?
I’m talking about Halloween…right? Nope! I’m talking about the NFL trade deadline, also falling on the last day of October this year.
Let’s take a look at 7 trades that make sense before the deadline passes.
Arizona Cardinals Trade 2018 First Round Pick To Kansas City Chiefs for QB Patrick Mahomes
Let’s just get lit right out the gate on this one! While this may be a wild one, it absolutely makes sense for both squads. Arizona has lost Carson Palmer for the season — and possibly for good — and has to turn to Drew Stanton for the second half schedule…ewww. Besides, Palmer was on his last leg even before the broken arm. The Chiefs have the opposite problem. Alex Smith was supposed to be on his way out after this year, but he’s performing at an MVP level. Patrick Mahomes was drafted to be the guy after Smith is relieved. However, does Mahomes really have a clear path to start now that Smith’s play has reached elite levels? This swap, though highly unlikely, would be a benefit to all parties involved.
Detroit Lions Trade TE Eric Ebron To New England Patriots For TE Dwyane Allen & 5th Round Pick
Both Ebron and Allen came into the season with high-expectations. Ebron was coming off of a breakout 2016 in which he caught 61 passes for 711 yards. He has dipped to 13 for 102 thus far in 2017. Maybe a change of scenery would suit him. Allen was signed in the off-season by the Pats to be the wingman to Rob Gronkowski, as well as insurance in case Gronk gets injured. Allen has a whopping ZERO receptions on the season. He’s obviously not a good fit in New England. He is a superb blocker and would be of some use in Detroit. Perhaps a change of scenery would be benefit him as well.
Minnesota Vikings Trade WR Michael Floyd To Buffalo Bills For DT Adolphus Washington
Floyd is so far down on the depth chart that he’s not really making an impact in Minnesota. He’s talented, but an early-season suspension has him behind too many bodies. The Bills could use a big-bodied deep threat as they near a run for the postseason. Washington, after a promising rookie season, has been dangled as trade bait by Buffalo after an off-season arrest on weapons charges. He could certainly provide some depth and future insurance at DT, especially in Minnesota in case Sharrif Floyd is not able to return from his devastating knee injury.
Houston Texans Trade LT Duane Brown To Seattle Seahawks For DT Nazair Jones & 4th Round Pick
Duane Brown is back from his holdout and is eligible to play immediately. However, it may be the case that the Texans are ready to move on without him. If there’s any team that could use the services of a solid left tackle, it’s the Seahawks. On the flip side, with J.J. Watt done for the year, Houston could take a young, promising defensive lineman off the Seahawks’ hands. Jones would add length and depth to a shallow defensive front in Houston.
Chicago Bears Trade LB Christian Jones To Philadelphia Eagles For 6th Round Pick
Jones may not be a household name, but he can play. He also would bring value to Philly after the season-ending Achilles injury to linebacker Jordan Hicks. This would also replenish the late round pick Chicago sent to the Chargers for WR Dontrelle Inman this week.
Indianapolis Colts Trade CB Vontae Davis To Dallas Cowboys For 3rd Round Pick
Davis is not the upper-echelon cover man he once was, but he is still a solid player. For the Cowboys to be able to add a steady vet like Davis heading down the stretch would be extremely valuable. For the Colts, adding another draft pick to help restock those bare cupboards come draft time makes sense as well.
New York Giants Trade CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie To The Kansas City Chiefs For 4th Round Pick
The Chiefs get involved again, this time adding a piece to their struggling secondary. Rodgers-Cromartie was recently suspended by the under-performing Giants and both parties may be ready to move on. This move would allow the Chiefs to line DRC up across from Marcus Peters, taking away the ability of teams to just avoid Peters at all costs. In return, the Giants get a mid-round pick for a guy they were unlikely to bring back next year anyway.