NFL trade rumors are starting to pick up big time now that NFL free agency has hit its second and third tiers.
We’ve already seen some pretty big trades thus far this offseason, including the Miami Dolphins landing Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey and the Dallas Cowboys picking up multiple veterans on the cheap.
Below, we provide you with the latest NFL trade rumors as the offseason continues around the league.
Related: 2023 NFL Draft rumors
Aaron Rodgers situation remains unsettled
Aaron Rodgers just recently spoke up about the situation surrounding his Green Bay Packers and the New York Jets. According to the four-time NFL MVP, Green Bay’s asking price in a trade is holding things up. Rodgers, 39, has made it clear that he wants to play for the Jets next season.
Whether this happens remains to be seen. The Pack don’t have a ton of leverage in this scenario. If they want to add draft capital for the upcoming event, moving Rodgers this spring must be in the cards. All the while, he will have to restructure his contract in order to make it work.
Arizona Cardinals listening on DeAndre Hopkins
Sportsnaut NFL insider Benjamin Allbright reported recently that talks of a potential Hopkins trade heated up big time during the NFL Scouting Combine. One team was mentioned as a potential landing spot for the All-Pro pass-catcher. But there’s not going to be a limited number of suitors.
- DeAndre Hopkins stats (2013-22): 853 receptions, 11,298 yards, 71 TD, 62.4% catch rate
In nine games after returning from suspension this past season, Hopkins hauled in 64 passes for 717 yards. Arizona is seemingly hellbent on trading the star receiver with an asking price starting at a second-round pick.
Could Lamar Jackson still be traded?
With the former NFL MVP having the franchise tag placed on him, Jackson has not received any interest in free agency. The common thought around the NFL is that Baltimore will match any contract offer made to him. This creates a situation in which other teams don’t want to waste their time. With that said, any team signing Jackson to an offer sheet that Baltimore doesn’t match would have to hand the Ravens two future first-round picks.
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However, there’s another scenario in play here. Jackson can sign his franchise tag to help facilitate a trade to another team. This would give the Ravens draft capital while enabling another team to land that franchise quarterback. While highly unlikely, it is something we should keep an eye on as the 2023 NFL Draft approaches.
Denver Broncos listening on Jerry Jeudy
On the surface, it makes little sense for Denver to trade its leading receiver from a season ago. Jeudy and Russell Wilson found a pretty solid connection. However, that’s just on the surface. The Broncos are high on fellow receiver Tim Patrick. They have pushed back against moving Courtland Sutton.
That leaves this former first-round pick as an ideal candidate to be moved, especially with his contract option deadline looming. Last season with Denver, Jeudy caught 67 passes for 972 yards and six touchdowns. Sportsnaut NFL insider Benjamin Allbright broke down this situation with some new information recently.
Indianapolis Colts shopping multiple starters
The Indianapolis Colts need to create cap space in order to start filling some of the holes on their roster after finishing near the bottom of the NFL standings. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported on SportsCenter that Indianapolis is making center Ryan Kelly and tight end Mo Allie-Cox available for trade.
While neither player is expected to net a strong return, likely Day 3 picks, Indianapolis wants to attempt to move them before it potentially makes them cap casualties.
Derrick Henry potentially on the NFL trade block
NFL trade rumors point to Derrick Henry potentially being put on the block. It should not be considered too much of a surprise given Tennessee’s cost-cutting ways under new general manager Ran Carthon, including the release of starting left tackle Taylor Lewan.
A two-time NFL rushing champion, Henry finished second behind Josh Jacobs in that category a season ago. He still has a ton of juice left in that tank and would be an ideal fit for multiple contending teams. Here, we looked at a few of them.
NFL trade rumors suggest Jets are unlikely to move Zach Wilson
Wilson’s disastrous sophomore season has been followed by numerous rumors suggesting that New York is done with the former No. 2 pick. Wilson was benched multiple times during the 2022 campaign while showing a lack of maturity and leadership.
With the Jets being linked to the aforementioned Aaron Rodgers in numerous NFL trade rumors, common logic seems to suggest that Zach Wilson is as good as gone from New Jersey. That might not be the case. Apparently, the Jets’ brass still believe he can provide something of substance moving forward. We’re not buying it, because a return to Jersey would be all sorts of awkward.
San Francisco 49ers to listen on Javon Kinlaw
After signing one of the top free agents in that of defensive tackle Javon Hargrave, the 49ers are willing to listen on this former first-round pick. Unfortunately, it seems unlikely that they’ll be able to find a buyer. Kinlaw, 25, has appeared in just 10 games over the past two seasons with one quarterback hits and zero sacks.
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