As we approach the 2019 NFL trade deadline, it is next Tuesday, October 29th at 1pm Arizona time there have been a flurry of moves already.
The Los Angeles Rams have traded two first round picks for Jalen Ramsey.
They traded Marcus Peters for a fifth and a backup linebacker.
Then today, the New England Patriots traded a second round pick for Mohamed Sanu, which seems incredibly rich.
The question becomes, will the Arizona Cardinals be in the market to make a trade and who could they grab?
Here are some options that could be on the market.
Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver Broncos - Sanders is a veteran wide receiver who looks as spry as ever.
The 32 year old Sanders hasn’t put up the numbers he is accustomed to, but much of that falls on a poor Denver Broncos offense.
The Broncos are allegedly looking for a three and would likely settle for a four. Would you part with a four for the veteran Sanders?
Leonard Williams, DT, New York Jets - The five year NFL veteran has been a disappointment after being the sixth pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. After posting a massive second season, Williams has regressed and now finds himself being shopped. It would seem a third is the cost, as the Jets would likely garner a third round compensatory pick if they keep him and he moves on. He’d address one of the biggest needs on the Arizona Cardinals roster and give the team a good half season look at a player they could re-sign. Yet, with his history, it seems to be a risk.
Vic Beasley, Edge, Atlanta Falcons - The Falcons seem to be on the market to sell. Now, the question becomes how deep they’re going to take it. They’ve clearly quit on Dan Quinn, so will they be selling young pieces?
Beasley, like Williams has fallen off since their sophomore year where both looked poised to be NFL stars. After 15.5 sacks in his second year, Beasley has registered just 10 sacks combined the next two seasons and only has 1.5 sacks this season. What would the cost be? Is it on the Williams scale of bettering something than a compensatory pick? How much will he command on the open market? Beasley seems like the best name, but maybe the worst fit in what the Cardinals need.
Would any of these players interest you? What would your ceiling on cost be?