Who else could move before Tuesday’s 4pm ET deadline?
Here’s the latest on some names to watch, according to multiple sources:
Other teams believe Chubb is the most likely to be traded of this group, with a potential return equivalent to a first-round pick and more. Denver has fielded and listened to offers for the Pro Bowl linebacker, who has 5.5 sacks this season. But sources say the Broncos aren’t inclined to move Chubb — or Jeudy and Hamler for that matter — unless they get the perfect offer. A Chubb trade would also be complicated because a new team giving up that kind of draft capital would surely want (and need) to also work out a contract extension (Chubb is currently in the final year of his rookie contract). The Broncos, who lost a starting receiver Tim Patrick in a training camp to a torn ACLrely on Jeudy and Hamler as they try to get a struggling quarterback Russell Wilson going The talented and athletic Okwuegbunam, on the other hand, has been the subject of trade calls since this past spring and has been inactive the past two weeks. With only seven catches for 50 yards, the price to acquire Okwuegbunam would not seem high.
Jacksonville has received plenty of calls about Allen, the No. 7 overall pick in the 2019 draft. But while the interest from teams wanting him has been there, the Jaguars aren’t expecting their standout pass rusher. Allen remains a key and valued piece of their future. He’s a player Jacksonville wants to keep, rather than trade and then try to replace. He would get just $10.892 million in 2023 under his fifth-year option and in line for a big extension sooner rather than later.
New Orleans does not hold fire sales. But at 2-5 entering Sunday’s game against the Raiders and without a first-round pick in 2023 (traded to Eagles for an extra first in the 2022 draft), it makes sense to listen to anything. Sources say general manager Mickey Loomis would like at least a comparable package what the Panthers got for McCaffrey (second-, third- and fourth-round picks in 2023 plus a fifth-rounder in 2024) to part with Kamara, who is owed just $575,000 for the rest of this season, thanks to a contract restructuring in March, and is signed through. the 2025 season. Trading Kamara would leave the Saints with a $14.372 million cap hit on the 2023 salary cap. That’s actually less punitive than the cap figures on other veterans such as Cameron Jordan and Michael Thomasmaking any consideration of trading those players difficult.
The Texans have fielded calls centered around the veteran receiver, sources say, and there has been some interest throughout the league. He would be one of the main receivers in trade negotiations. There is currently no deal in place for Cooks, and it’s possible he could stay in Houston after Tuesday, but those talks are ongoing. Cooks receives less than $1 million in salary and bonuses the rest of this season, but also has $18 million fully guaranteed for the 2023 season.
The Patriots signed both receivers in the mega-splash of 2021 free agency, but then added DeVante Parker and Tyquan Thornton to mate with Jacob Meyers. Simply put, there aren’t enough footballs to go around to warrant keeping both players. Bourne is owed about $2.36 million for the remainder of the 2022 season, while Agholor is owed $5.55 million, making Agholor a bit more difficult to move. Wynn, a first-round pick in the 2018 draft, is playing on his five-year option and is likely available for the right price. He owes $5.785 million for the rest of the season.
The price of the super-talented pass rusher is high, with the Panthers turning down an offer from two high-quality picks recently. Their plan is to keep him and extend him — they’ve already picked up his five-year option for $16.012 million in 2023 — in part to make sure the next head coach has plenty of talent to work with. That said, there is a price for everything and GM Scott Fitterer always takes the calls. Could a team increase the price to a point where Fitterer would have no choice to trade Burns? There are two days to find out.