Off-Season Trade Candidates

DaHilg

Hall of Famer
Joined
May 12, 2021
Posts
1,306
Reaction score
1,820
Location
Boston
With an eye on the off-season, started to think what teams outside of us have an even longer path to success thus might consider off loading some talent in exchange for future pick(s). Or who may be looking to trade due to cap restrictions.

I would have loved Montez Sweat from the Commanders.. feel Chicago got an absolute steal, and a franchise building block…but Washington is obviously in a complete rebuild with no road map of success in the near future. Using this as an example of teams/players I am thinking about.

Panthers - Brian Burns and Derrick Brown. Panthers are going nowhere next year, and likely the year after with no #1 pick. I think they are stuck in a position where they need to off-load for draft capital. Both of these players are huge needs for us and absolute studs. I would give our 2025 1st for either player. Far better than any player we could get via draft or free agency at either position. Would the cost be more? Probable in my opinion.

Chargers - $34mm over the cap for next year.. I am in the bucket, that the cap doesn’t mean much as teams manipulate it all the time. However, non-contending teams it doesn’t make much sense to do so. I love Joey Bosa.. but it seems he is injured way too often. Wonder what it would take to pull him away at this point?

Saints - over the cap enormously every off season it seams (projected $74mm). This team isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Wild to see they have $80mm tied up next year alone in Carr/Winston/Hill!!! Ooof! I’d take edge Carl Granderson off their hands. First year being a consistent starter and is providing results (8.5 sacks).. also love his contract for an edge with upside. Prob not a player they are looking to move with such a good contract in place.

Lmk who else you all are thinking as possibilities!
 

JohnnyCakes

Alpha Male
Joined
Oct 28, 2020
Posts
3,740
Reaction score
2,819
Location
Phoenix
With an eye on the off-season, started to think what teams outside of us have an even longer path to success thus might consider off loading some talent in exchange for future pick(s). Or who may be looking to trade due to cap restrictions.

I would have loved Montez Sweat from the Commanders.. feel Chicago got an absolute steal, and a franchise building block…but Washington is obviously in a complete rebuild with no road map of success in the near future. Using this as an example of teams/players I am thinking about.

Panthers - Brian Burns and Derrick Brown. Panthers are going nowhere next year, and likely the year after with no #1 pick. I think they are stuck in a position where they need to off-load for draft capital. Both of these players are huge needs for us and absolute studs. I would give our 2025 1st for either player. Far better than any player we could get via draft or free agency at either position. Would the cost be more? Probable in my opinion.

Chargers - $34mm over the cap for next year.. I am in the bucket, that the cap doesn’t mean much as teams manipulate it all the time. However, non-contending teams it doesn’t make much sense to do so. I love Joey Bosa.. but it seems he is injured way too often. Wonder what it would take to pull him away at this point?

Saints - over the cap enormously every off season it seams (projected $74mm). This team isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Wild to see they have $80mm tied up next year alone in Carr/Winston/Hill!!! Ooof! I’d take edge Carl Granderson off their hands. First year being a consistent starter and is providing results (8.5 sacks).. also love his contract for an edge with upside. Prob not a player they are looking to move with such a good contract in place.

Lmk who else you all are thinking as possibilities!
Justin Jefferson
 
OP
OP
D

DaHilg

Hall of Famer
Joined
May 12, 2021
Posts
1,306
Reaction score
1,820
Location
Boston
Burns is a FA after the season. Likely candidate for a Franchise tag.
Ya thus a sign and trade similar to what happen to Sweat. I believe an extension was agreed upon before the trade
 

az jam

ASFN Icon
Joined
Mar 6, 2004
Posts
12,963
Reaction score
5,147
Location
Scottsdale, AZ
Monty is not Keim who would go after and trade for high ranked players like Carson Palmer and DeAndre Hopkins. We really don't know what his overall plan is for improving the team as they ae very tight lipped. They have a lot of cap space and draft picks. This off season will really show us hopefully their direction. We can only speculate for now. :shrug:
 

JohnnyCakes

Alpha Male
Joined
Oct 28, 2020
Posts
3,740
Reaction score
2,819
Location
Phoenix
Boy, that sure would be a dream.. can’t imagine them letting him walk. Although KC traded Tyreke, so it can happen!
well im not ure why they would commit all that money to JJ if they do not have a qb.
 
OP
OP
D

DaHilg

Hall of Famer
Joined
May 12, 2021
Posts
1,306
Reaction score
1,820
Location
Boston
well im not ure why they would commit all that money to JJ if they do not have a qb.
Ya although I’ll be surprised if they don’t resign Cousins at this point.. Cousins is Cousins, but he’s a top 15 QB and this year showed no signs of decline.

RW3 certainly wouldn’t be an upgrade, so being Kyler appears to be off the market and not in drafting position..any other move would be very surprising to me as there isn’t a better option on the market.
 
OP
OP
D

DaHilg

Hall of Famer
Joined
May 12, 2021
Posts
1,306
Reaction score
1,820
Location
Boston
Monty is not Keim who would go after and trade for high ranked players like Carson Palmer and DeAndre Hopkins. We really don't know what his overall plan is for improving the team as they ae very tight lipped. They have a lot of cap space and draft picks. This off season will really show us hopefully their direction. We can only speculate for now. :shrug:
Completely agree.. hence the reason why I opened up for speculation. I like our chances at a trade for a key building block vs ability to sign/attract a key free agent as I don’t think MO overpay in FA for a player to come here
 

GatorAZ

feed hopkins
Joined
Oct 17, 2011
Posts
24,583
Reaction score
16,912
Location
The Giant Toaster
Bosa, Mack and Keenan Allen could all get dealt. I think they do a one year bottom out like we’re doing.

The Saints never wanting to rebuilt is a mistake. Imagine hitching your wagon to Derek Carr.
 

JohnnyCakes

Alpha Male
Joined
Oct 28, 2020
Posts
3,740
Reaction score
2,819
Location
Phoenix
Bosa, Mack and Keenan Allen could all get dealt. I think they do a one year bottom out like we’re doing.

The Saints never wanting to rebuilt is a mistake. Imagine hitching your wagon to Derek Carr.
I'd take Mack in a heartbeat. Also Allen
 

slanidrac16

ASFN Icon
Supporting Member
Joined
Jul 11, 2002
Posts
15,081
Reaction score
14,607
Location
Plainfield, Il.
With an eye on the off-season, started to think what teams outside of us have an even longer path to success thus might consider off loading some talent in exchange for future pick(s). Or who may be looking to trade due to cap restrictions.

I would have loved Montez Sweat from the Commanders.. feel Chicago got an absolute steal, and a franchise building block…but Washington is obviously in a complete rebuild with no road map of success in the near future. Using this as an example of teams/players I am thinking about.

Panthers - Brian Burns and Derrick Brown. Panthers are going nowhere next year, and likely the year after with no #1 pick. I think they are stuck in a position where they need to off-load for draft capital. Both of these players are huge needs for us and absolute studs. I would give our 2025 1st for either player. Far better than any player we could get via draft or free agency at either position. Would the cost be more? Probable in my opinion.

Chargers - $34mm over the cap for next year.. I am in the bucket, that the cap doesn’t mean much as teams manipulate it all the time. However, non-contending teams it doesn’t make much sense to do so. I love Joey Bosa.. but it seems he is injured way too often. Wonder what it would take to pull him away at this point?

Saints - over the cap enormously every off season it seams (projected $74mm). This team isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Wild to see they have $80mm tied up next year alone in Carr/Winston/Hill!!! Ooof! I’d take edge Carl Granderson off their hands. First year being a consistent starter and is providing results (8.5 sacks).. also love his contract for an edge with upside. Prob not a player they are looking to move with such a good contract in place.

Lmk who else you all are thinking as possibilities!
I don’t see us trading picks for players. It doesn’t seem like it fits MO’s…m.o. lol. Look at free agents. I don’t think we will sign a “10” but I can see us signing a couple of solid “8’s”.
 

Harry

ASFN Consultant and Senior Writer
Joined
Jan 7, 2003
Posts
10,866
Reaction score
23,314
Location
Orlando, FL
Focus on players who might be had for a third, like Wr Williams
 
OP
OP
D

DaHilg

Hall of Famer
Joined
May 12, 2021
Posts
1,306
Reaction score
1,820
Location
Boston
Focus on players who might be had for a third, like Wr Williams
I can’t imagine that.. him and Herbert are close, if they dump him for a 3rd pretty sure you’d be pissing off your franchise QB
 

Latest posts

Forum statistics

Threads
540,857
Posts
5,296,156
Members
6,288
Latest member
Crazy_Player
Top