Trades are not as prevalent around the NFL as they are in other sports. We simply don’t see blockbuster trades come down the pike too often. This is primarily due to the league boasting a hard cap and the value teams place on draft picks.
Though, there’s definitely been a few exceptions to this rule in the recent past. The defending champion New England Patriots are a prime example of this. Over the course of the past calendar year alone, New England has acquired tight end Martellus Bennett in a trade while sending the likes of Chandler Jones and Jamie Collins packing in separate deals. It’s an MO that has come to define the Patriots and is something other teams might want to pick up on.
We can surely expect an uptick in action on the trade market when March comes calling. There’s a talent vacuum at quarterback around the NFL, which will put some teams that remain in good standing at that position out there to acquire solid assets in return. We’re talking about the Dallas Cowboys with Tony Romo and the aforementioned Patriots with backup Jimmy Garoppolo.
On the other side of the ball, it wouldn’t necessarily be a surprise to see the New York Jets move on from Sheldon Richardson and the Chicago Bears end the Kyle Fuller experiment.
These are among the 10 NFL players that could be traded this offseason.