The NFL trade deadline is in one week.
Here are three scenarios for the Arizona Cardinals, would you be willing to make any of these trades?
Drew Stanton, QB, for DeShone Kizer, QB, of the Cleveland Browns.
This is a win-win for both teams, and for good reason. Drew Stanton going to a young Browns team that needs vet leadership makes sense to me, and that was before the injury to Carson Palmer.
I know there is some skepticism to acquiring Kizer, but that’s a jumpstart to something that was bound to happen. A rebuild. Maybe Kizer is the future, or maybe a bridge QB, either way, he’s not even needed for this season. You could realistically start Blaine Gabbert, and there would be maybe two crickets going off.
Patrick Peterson, CB, for Terrence Williams, 2018 1st Round Selection, and 2018 3rd Round Selection.
Last week, it was blasphemy to put Patrick Peterson in the same conversation of trade. Now, I could see this is going to be a rebuild year (I think), it’s time to let Pat P, who is the ultimate professional, go to a contender. I don’t know if Dallas is a contender, but I can bet they are trying to be received as one.
You get top dollar for a top dollar player. That top dollar includes a first and a third in next year’s NFL draft, which will ultimately be useful in rebuilding the offensive line. It doesn’t hurt to get another player in it either, to balance the salary implications. Terrence Williams is a good solid receiver.
Nothing more, nothing less. Could get you 1000-yard season, will probably get you 750. Plus, who knows, maybe a good trade chip. Maybe a replacement for Larry Fitz (short term or long term).
Tyrann Mathieu, FS, for Clive Walford, TE, Shilique Calhoun, OLB, and Sean Smith, CB of the Oakland Raiders.
Corresponding Move: Release Andre Ellington, RB, and Scooby Wright, ILB.
One disappointing thing is that I’m almost assured we will not be able to ever get the same Honey Badger. Not because he won’t ever return to form, they just won’t be able to afford his salary. Might as well get some bang for the buck.
A tight end, another outside linebacker, and a corner. Set up the joke.
In this scenario, they are getting first crack out of struggling tight end Clive Walford, a guy who was a decent man-to-man corner before he went to a mostly zoned-schemed Raiders team, and a third string yet high draft pick Shilique Calhoun.
Look, I like Scooby, but the staff doesn’t think it’s a good idea to play a run stuffing linebacker. It’s going to be the corresponding move, like it or not.
Would you make any of these moves?
Would you be willing to trade any of these players?