This year the NFL trade deadline was jam packed with moves of big time players. Moves that no one seen coming. It was a very interesting couple days and hours leading down the final seconds. One trade would have landed the Cleveland Browns future quarterback but the Football God’s struck it down as time expired.
Yes I said it, the Cleveland Browns were close to landing a franchise quarterback. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Browns and Bengals had a trade ready to send Bengals back-up QB A.J. McCarron to the Browns, but time expired on the trade, and it did not go down.
Bengals and Browns actually agreed to AJ McCarron trade at 3:55 pm, per source involved. Bengals approved trade to NFL, Browns did not.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 31, 2017
The Browns failed to approve the trade to the NFL…. This is the most Browns thing you can type.
There were some amazing trade though before the NFL trade deadline. It all started several days before the deadline when the Jacksonville Jaguars traded a 6th round pick to the Buffalo Bills for Marcell Dareus. This was a monster move for both teams, because the Jaguars add another piece to their defensive line while the Bills cleared tons of cap space. This move to me was a wash, but I am a Bills fan too….
Next trade happened last night when the Houston Texans sent offensive lineman Duane Brown to the Seattle Seahawks for a 2nd round pick, a 5th round pick and defensive back Jeremy Lane. That is a very steep price to pay for a 32 year old offensive tackle, but when you franchise player is your quarterback you better invest wisely. This move was smart for the Hawks, but the Texans definitely made out with the better end of this trade. Especially when they have played all season without Brown.
Moments after the Seahawks pulled off this blockbuster, John Lynch and the 49ers had to one up them. The 49ers traded a 2nd round pick in 2018 to the Patriots for the quarterback of their future. Yes, the 49ers landed Jimmy Garoppolo. San Francisco (0-8) had been expected to either draft a quarterback high in the first round next year or try to acquire a proven starter such as Kirk Cousins in free agency. Instead, coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch decided to strike early and put the fate of their franchise in the hands in a quarterback who has started just two games in four NFL seasons. This is a win for the 49ers, because right now Tom Brady is the only quarterback on the Patriots roster. If he gets injured watch out….
The morning of the deadline we had a shocker. The Miami Dolphins traded away their best and most productive offensive player. Jay Ajayi the former Boise State running back was dealt to the Eagles for a 4th round pick in 2018. This was a wild trade, and is totally in favor of the Eagles. Can you believe that the Eagles have found a player that can help them right now? This is like the Rich getting Richer slogan. I would not be surprised to see the Eagles winning the Super Bowl. For NFL betting visit this site.
The Jets made a move about an hour before the trade deadline. The Jets traded a 5th round pick to the 49ers for Rashard Robinson. I love this trade for the Jets. The Jets have been looking for a solid cornerback, and while Robinson has had a fair share of defensive pass interference calls in his career, he is an aggressive corner. Todd Bowles will utilize him correctly, so I give this trade in favor to the Jets.
With 3 minutes left before the trade deadline, the Buffalo Bills struck again. Moments after Vic Carrucci of the Buffalo News said the Bills were not going to make any moves, Adam Schefter reported the MONSTER MOVE. Yes, the Buffalo Bills traded a 3rd and 7th round pick in 2018 to the Carolina Panthers for wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. This trade makes all the sense in the world for the Bills who are 5-2 and shooting for the playoffs which they have not made in 17 years. If the Bills can get Benjamin to put the right foot forward, this could be the biggest move of the deadline.
I love the trades before the deadline, and I feel the only real loser here was the Dolphins. I do not understand how they give up their star running back, but they wanted to send a message that no one is safe. This was smart, but it could come back to bite them.