clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Three trades the Arizona Cardinals could make on the 2017 trade deadline day

Three trades to look toward the future for the Arizona Cardinals.

NFL: Oakland Raiders at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL trade deadline is today at 1:30pm Arizona time.

Could the Arizona Cardinals make a deal?

Here are three trades that could make sense.

(Editor’s Note: There were four and then the San Francisco 49ers traded for Jimmy G)

Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals

PHI gets:

T Jared Veldheer

AZ Gets:

TE Trey Burton
2018 6th Round pick (*could become 5th rounder if Veldheer starts in playoffs)

Why PHI makes trade:

  • Lost LT Jason Peters to IR
  • Hala Vaitai struggled vs. SF as Peters’ replacement
  • Veldheer’s been playing well the past few weeks

Why AZ makes trade:

  • Veldheer might retire after this season
  • Would likely be released in 2018—get value now

Buffalo Bills and Cardinals

BUF Gets:

WR John Brown

AZ Gets:

2018 6th Round pick (*could become 5th rounder if Bills make playoffs and Brown plays)

Why BUF makes trade:

  • They are 5-2, but are weak at WR
  • Brown gives them a home run threat

Why AZ makes trade:

  • Brown is a UFA in 2018 and would likely get a better deal elsewhere—get value now

Baltimore Ravens and Cards

BAL Gets:

CB Justin Bethel

AZ Gets:

CB Tavon Young

Why BAL makes trade:

  • To bolster their STs (Harbaugh’s specialty)
  • Is highly recommended to Harbaugh by Tony Jefferson
  • Bethel still one of best gunners, kick blockers from edge

Why AZ makes trade:

  • Bethel is not returning in 2018 (UFA)—get value now
  • Tavon Young tore his ACL in June, but played well as a rookie in 2016 and started 11 games
  • Young is reunited with fellow Temple Owl Haason Reddick
  • Young has 2 years remaining on rookie contract and should be ready for TC in 2018.