With the 2016 NFL season almost half over we can see the main direction for most of the teams. What if a team could shake things up and make a trade to help them now or even in the future? Let’s look at some potential NFL trades I would like to see happen.
Alshon Jeffrey to Tampa Bay Buccaneers
It’s pretty obvious that Jeffrey is unhappy in Chicag, so why keep him around if you know he won’t be part of the future? Chicago could trade Jeffery to Tampa Bay for a 3rd round pick and a 5th round pick. Tampa gets its replacement for the injured Vincent Jackson and the Bears get more picks to rebuild with. Maybe Tampa gets a 6th round pick back if they include backup quarterback Mike Glennon, who doesn’t have a future with the team but could potentially have one with the Bears.
A.J. Green to Seattle Seahawks
This trade of course is really only if the Bengals are ready to start a massive rebuild, which I believe isn’t a bad idea. Cincinnati is in a terrible position, as they aren’t winning a championship and they are getting late picks in the draft.
In this trade scenario, Cincy sends A.J. Green to the Seahawks for Tyler Lockett and a 2nd round pick. Seattle finds gems later so getting rid of a high pick won’t be a big deal to them. Russell Wilson will finally have a legit go-to guy and the Seahawks get a lot scarier.
New York Blows it Up
The New York Jets blow up the entire roster in an effort to stockpile draft picks.
This one is pretty unlikely but so fun to think about. The only players that are safe here are Muhammad Wilkerson and Darron Lee. Sheldon Richardson goes to Detroit for a 2nd round pick and a 5th rounder (he and Ziggy Ansah would be terrifying), while seemingly washed up cornerback Darrelle Revis tries to rejuvenate his career by being sent to Kansas City for a 4th rounder and plays opposite of the young stud Marcus Peters.
The last major trade for the Jets is star wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who could go to the Patriots for a 3rd round pick and Tom Brady has his first legit red zone threat at the wide receiver position since Randy Moss. New York trading within the division is a tough sell, but when you go all in on a rebuild, sometimes logic goes out the window.
Drew Brees on the Move?
This last one is by far the least likely to happen but it makes me think “what if…”. Drew Brees wants to play for a title and there is a team in the AFC who is a legit QB away from being just that. No, it’s not Houston.
The Denver Broncos have come down to earth the last few weeks and it’s obvious that Trevor Siemian isn’t the long term fix. Insert Drew Brees for instant high powered offense and a great teacher for Paxton Lynch for a few years. Denver gives up Siemian and a 4th round pick and becomes much more of a threat to repeat. On the flip side, the Saints are going nowhere and can finally begin a true rebuild.