The NFL trade deadline is two days away, and there have already been five players traded in the past two weeks, including big names such as Christian McCaffrey, James Robinson and Robert Quinn.
Who else could be on the move before Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline?
Here’s the latest news on some names to watch, according to multiple sources:
Other teams believe Chubb is the most likely to be traded from this group, with a potential return equivalent to a first-round pick and more. Denver has lined up and listened to offers from the Pro Bowl defender, who has 5.5 sacks this season. But sources say the Broncos aren’t keen on moving Chubb — or Jeudy and Hamler for that matter — unless they get the perfect deal. A trade with Chubb would also be complicated as a new team dropping that type of capital project would surely want (and need) to work on a contract extension as well (Chubb is currently on the final year of his rookie contract). The Broncos, who lost starting receiver Tim Patrick in training camp to a torn ACL, are counting on Jeudy and Hamler as they try to get struggling quarterback Russell Wilson forward. Talented and athletic Okwuegbunam, meanwhile, has been on trade calls since last spring and has been inactive for the past two weeks. With just seven catches for 50 yards, the price to acquire Okwuegbunam wouldn’t be high.
Jacksonville has received numerous calls about Allen, the No. 7 overall pick of the 2019 draft. But while interest from teams wanting him has been there, the Jaguars are unlikely to face their remarkable passer . Allen remains a key and valuable part of their future. He’s a player Jacksonville wants to keep, rather than trade and then try to replace. He would only be owed $10.892 million in 2023 on his fifth-year option and in line for a big extension sooner rather than later.
New Orleans does not have a rummage sale. But at 2-5 going into Sunday’s game against the Raiders and with no first-round pick in 2023 (traded to the Eagles for an extra first in the 2022 draft), it makes sense to listen to anything. Sources say GM Mickey Loomis would want at least a package comparable to what the Panthers got for McCaffrey (2023 second-, third- and fourth-round picks plus a 2024 fifth-round pick) to part ways with Kamara, who must just $575,000 for the remainder of this season, thanks to a contract restructuring in March, and is signed through the 2025 season. Kamara’s trade would leave the Saints with a $14.372 million kill on the salary cap of 2023. That’s actually less punitive than the dead cap numbers on other veterans such as Cameron Jordan and Michael Thomas, which complicates any consideration of trading those players.
The Texans have responded to calls centered on the veteran receiver, sources say, and there has been some league-wide interest. He would be one of the best receivers in trade negotiations. There’s currently no deal in place for Cooks, and it’s possible he could stay in Houston beyond Tuesday, but those talks are ongoing. Cooks is due to receive less than $1 million in salary and bonuses for the remainder of this season, but also has $18 million fully guaranteed for the 2023 season.
The Patriots signed both receivers in the 2021 mega-splash of free agency, but have since added DeVante Parker and Tyquan Thornton to partner Jakobi Meyers. Simply put, there aren’t enough soccer balls to keep both players needed. Bourne owes around $2.36 million for the remainder of the 2022 season, while Agholor owes $5.55 million, making Agholor a little harder to move. Wynn, a first-round pick in the 2018 draft, is playing on his fifth-year option and is likely available at the right price. He owes $5.785 million for the remainder of the season.
The price for the ultra-talented pass-rusher is steep, with the Panthers recently turning down an offer of two premium picks. Their plan is to keep him and extend him — they’ve already landed his fifth-year option for $16.012 million in 2023 — in part to ensure the next head coach has plenty of talent to work with. That said, there’s a price for everything, and general manager Scott Fitterer always takes the calls. Could a team increase the price so much that Fitterer would have no choice but to trade Burns? There are two days left to find out.
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