NFL Trade deadline 2020: What Are the Big Names Making? The National Football League trade deadline is fast approaching, and every year it gets closer. There are some rumours and reports floating around regarding trades that can happen prior to the deadline. Let’s take a look at what the future holds for these teams.
The Chicago Bears will be under the new regime when their season ends. Kyle Shanahan was hired as the new head coach and he’ll want to get this team ready to make a run in the playoffs. In order to do this, he’ll have to trade away some key players. His biggest acquisition may come in the form of a top defensive player in Charles Tillman. If the Bears could get him at a reasonable price, it would be a great move.
New Orleans Saints is one of the hottest teams in the NFL at the moment. Drew Brees is coming off of an amazing year when he threw for 4th-most yards in a single season. He also added a pair of solid receivers in Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead, giving him one of the top receiving corps in the league.
However, it will be up to the new front office to see how quickly they want to make changes to the offense if they plan on challenging for the NFC South title this season. A large part of the reason why the Saints aren’t contending for a Super Bowl yet is because they haven’t addressed the running game. If the Saints do choose to change their offensive approach, they might end up with a much higher draft pick than they first expected.
Atlanta Falcons will be one of the favorites in the NFC in a few years. They’ve made a huge splash by signing running back Devonta Freeman and wide receiver Julio Jones. Both of these players have been able to push the Atlanta offense to the top of the league.
If the Atlanta Falcons wants to challenge for a championship, they’ll have to figure out how to replace both of those players. They might also have to move some key pieces on the offensive line to make room for them. This could be a big year for quarterback Matt Ryan. He’ll likely be in the middle of a rebuilding project if the team is going to contend in the near future.
Jacksonville Jaguars has a new regime in place now. However, this team doesn’t have a lot of young talent on their roster. That means it’ll be important for the coaching staff to find a way to motivate their team and keep them motivated during the regular season.
It will probably be difficult for the Jags to win the AFC South if they can’t get a receiver in the top five in either Antonio Brown or Calvin Johnson. If they do manage to land either of these stars, it could give them an edge in the division. With either of these two players in their prime, it should lead to another winning record. However, they could also end up trading away a big name receiver in order to acquire one of these superstars.
If the Jacksonville Jaguars is serious about winning the AFC South, they’ll need to draft a quarterback in this year’s draft. They have a good chance at doing that if they decide to take Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald in the first round. They also have a very solid receiving corps. That means this offense will probably score more points than it does right now.
The New York Jets is on a hot streak of late. They’ve surprised a number of people by going on a tear and earning wins over the Houston Texans and Cincinnati Bengals. However, the team will need to prove it can continue to contend with teams like the Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos, and Pittsburgh Steelers in order to make a deep run in the playoffs.
It would be nice to see the New York Jets move one of their first round picks to help them improve their chances of making the playoffs this year. However, they won’t need to do that if they’re not prepared to compete with teams like the Patriots and Steelers in the division. If they do trade away their first rounders, they could end up losing a lot of value in the process. Trading down could also be a wise choice.
When the NFL trade deadline rolls around, expect plenty of action this week. In addition to the big names, there will be some big surprises. Some of the biggest games of the season will be decided this week.