UPSTATE, NY – With the NFL trade deadline tomorrow, it’s time to put my general manager cap on and predict some of the trades us at Meet The Matts would like to see completed Tuesday night.
Should the New York Jets make another move? What about the Giants? Should they add a wide receiver? A lot can happen by 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon!
Here are the five (possibly far-fetched) trade scenarios:
Jets land Matt Schaub: It’s pretty clear Geno Smith’s days are numbered in New York, and Michael Vick may not be suited to start in the NFL, but then again I’d like to see Vick get a week of first team reps at quarterback before he plays in a game again. This leaves a giant hole at the quarterback position in the Meadowlands. Schaub could be that guy. Remember, a few seasons ago he looked like he had a long career in Houston ahead of him. Maybe the man who used to back up Vick in Atlanta could come in and save the day in New York.
Larry Fitzgerald to the Giants: After losing Victor Cruz to a season-ending knee injury, a hole appeared out wide for the G-Men. Sure you can argue Ruben Randle and Odell Beckham Jr. have the ability to fill in the for the former Pro Bowler, but something is still missing. Fitzgerald could be the missing link for Giants, and for the first time in his career the future Hall of Fame wide receiver is tradable. The Cardinals have already proven they can score without him, so now might be the time to make this deal happen.
Beast Mode to the Panthers: Reports leaked Sunday morning that Marshawn Lynch’s presence was wearing thin in Seattle. Haven’t we seen this before? Either way, the Carolina Panthers could be a nice landing spot for Lynch. Considering the NFC South is wide open and the Panthers own one of the league’s worst rushing attacks it’s worth a look. Sure it would only be for eight games, but Carolina shouldn’t have to give up much more than a late round pick.
Doug Martin to the Patriots: Now that the Patriots seem to have their passing attack under control, they could still look to add a running back to their roster. With Steven Ridley out for the season and Shane Vereen mainly a third-down back, Martin could gain some interest from the AFC East’s top team. If New England can add a running back, they’ll be that much harder to stop come playoff time when the whether is less forgiving.
San Diego Chargers go to AFC West rival Broncos for Tony Carter: This trade may not happen because it’s between two teams in the same division, but the Chargers are looking to add secondary help at the deadline and Denver does have Tony Carter to offer. It was evident Thursday night that San Diego needs the help if they want to keep up with Denver, and Carter might be their guy.