The NFL trade deadline is nearly upon us. At 4 PM this afternoon, the deadline will come and go. As we all know, there are rumors floating around about different trades. Normally, it is all fluff and no substance, as normally it’s a trade or two that happens, if any at all.
That being said, here are some guys that I believe should end the day on other teams
JOSH GORDON: Here would be a classic case of selling high. Josh Gordon is the most dynamic player the Browns have right now, including Trent Richardson. He’s only 22 years old, and is only going to get better. In six games, he has recorded 32 receptions for 582 yards and three touchdowns, putting him on a pace for well over 1,000 yards.
The Browns are clearly rebuilding. Brandon Weeden has not yet become what they hoped he would, Brian Hoyer got hurt, so now the reigns have been turned over to the mighty Jason Campbell. I think we can all agree that nobody is building around Jason Campbell. The Browns need a quarterback, and not to build around a wide receiver.
There are offers out there, if you listen to the experts around the dial. The question is whether or not anyone will take a chance on a guy with a lot of potential, but great character issues. They started while he was in school, and he was suspended for the first two games of the current season. If people think he is worth the risk, the high reward potential is there.
HAKEEM NICKS: Yes, the Giants have won their last two, after starting the season 0-6. Does anyone really think the Giants are back in the playoff race? If they record any more than one loss the rest of the way, they are finished. It happens, the Giants have had a great run, but they are in the midst of a bad season. They’ll be back.
That being said, Hakeem Nicks is in the final year of his contract. When he has been healthy, he has been a consistent, 1,000 yard performer, which Hakeem is on the pace to be in 2013. However, they have already paid Victor Cruz a ton of money. Obviously, Eli makes a big chunk of change. Can the Giants pay two wide receivers big money?
There must be a suitor out there for a 25-year-old wide receiver somewhere?