The NFL trading deadline is coming up on Tuesday. Unlike baseball and basketball, trades in the NFL, particularly trades with big-name players don't happen. However, the Denver Broncos have reportedly put receiver Brandon Lloyd on the trading block.
The reason is because Lloyd is in the final year of his contract, he is 30 years old and with the team set to have Tim Tebow as their starting quarterback, the move towards a ball-control offense.
Supposedly the Seattle Seahawks and Carolina Panthers have some interest, but considering the Cardinals have struggled to have plays come from their number two receiver position, should Arizona consider making a move for the veteran receiver?
If you recall, last season he hauled in 77 passes for over 1400 yards, which led the league -- and that was with Kyle Orton throwing him the ball.
However, other than last season, his previous best season for receptions was 48...in 2005.
His contract is cheap -- just under $1.4 million this year, but he is not under contract beyond the 2011 season.
We obviously know that he has the abilities to make plays, but he is also aging and has been hurt this season. He only has one great season in his career and is not playing well this year (only 19 catches).
Could he help a receiving corp here in Arizona that seems to be devoid of playmakers beyond Larry Fitzgerald? Possibly.
But would he make much of a difference? That is debatable.
The Cards are already a draft pick down in 2012 because of the Kevin Kolb trade. Unless Denver is willing to trade him for some current "spare parts" players, it just doesn't make sense to me. You would think that if the Cardinals were to make a move it would be for an well-established playmaker or a young guy that has potential.
Lloyd is neither of those things. Like all the other receiver names -- Braylon Edwards, Malcolm Floyd, Jerricho Cotchery -- the team would be probably best served using the guys they have and expecting them to step up and contribute more.
But what do you all think? Would Lloyd be a good fit here for Kevin Kolb and the team?
Kent Somers confirmed that the Cardinals have no interest in trading for Brandon Lloyd