NFL Trade (and Signing) Block

I've recently discussed possibilities for players to either sign or get traded to certain teams. This analysis has been all over the place, so I thought I'd move everything to one page.

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49ers WR Deebo Samuel has requested a trade (updated April 20, 2021)
It's been known for some time now that Deebo Samuel hasn't been happy in San Francisco. He made it official recently that he wants to be traded. The 49ers may not accommodate his wishes, but if they do, there will be tons of interest for such a talented player.

Here are some teams that could trade for Samuel:

Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs own multiple first- and second-round picks, so they have the draft capital to trade for Samuel. They have $18 million in cap space to sign Samuel to a long-term deal. Samuel would be a great replacement for Tyreek Hill.

New York Jets: Like the Chiefs, the Jets own two firsts and seconds. The Jets reportedly tried to trade the No. 10 selection for D.K. Metcalf, so they would certainly have interest in Samuel.

Indianapolis Colts: Indianapolis doesn't have a first-round pick, so it would have to dig into its 2023 draft capital to trade for Samuel. It might be worth it to give Matt Ryan a much-needed weapon.

Philadelphia Eagles: You can never count out Howie Roseman to make a blockbuster trade. Roseman owns the draft capital and cap room to make something happen.

New Orleans Saints: The Saints have extra draft capital this year to make a trade happen, and they need receiving help. They also possess $19 million in cap space.

Cleveland Browns: The Browns have a big need at receiver and plenty of cap space ($28 million), but they don't have very much draft capital. Some players would have to be included in a potential deal.

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Browns cut WR Odell Beckham (updated Nov. 5, 2021)
The Browns have released Odell Beckham after failing to find a trading partner for him. While teams didn't want to take on his salary, there will be franchises interested in him at a lower price.

Here are some teams that could sign Beckham:

New Orleans Saints: Michael Thomas won't be returning this year, so the Saints are desperate for talent at receiver. Their offense lacks explosion.

Las Vegas Raiders: The Raiders need a downfield play-maker in the wake of Henry Ruggs' arrest and release.

Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes isn't playing his best this year. He misses Sammy Watkins, so Beckham could be a similar deep threat.

Green Bay Packers: The Packers failed to draft a receiver for Aaron Rodgers, so perhaps they'll give him a new weapon in the twilight of his Packer career.

Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks need all the help they can get because they're currently in a 3-5 hole. Russell Wilson is due back, but the team still needs upgrades.

San Francisco 49ers: Brandon Aiyuk has been inconsistent this year, so the 49ers may want a better No. 2 receiver.

Atlanta Falcons: Despite their horrible defense, the Falcons are in the playoff mix at 3-4. Calvin Ridley has stepped away from football, so Atlanta sorely needs receiving talent.

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Texans QB Deshaun Watson "wants out" (Feb. 13, 2021)
Multiple sources have indicated that Deshaun Watson wants out of Houston. In fact, Adam Schefter reported that Watson has played his last snap for the team. Watson is frustrated with Houston's inept front office and ownership, and it's easy to understand why he's so angry. Watson has also complained about SJW nonsense, which makes him a bit of a headache. However, his talent makes up for it, even when considering his contract. He's a top-five NFL quarterback, so several teams will be interested in trading for him.

Here are some teams that could trade for Watson:

New York Jets: Charlie Campbell posted a video on the Texans trading Deshaun Watson, and he opined that the Jets were the favorites to land Watson. I would agree with that assessment. The Jets have two first-round picks this year, and they have the third-most cap space in the NFL, so they can handle Watson's contract.

Miami Dolphins: Charlie also mentioned the Dolphins as a top option, and I would concur with that as well. Like the Jets, Miami has two first-round picks. It also has plenty of cap space, though not as much as the Jets (eighth-most in the NFL.) Also, like the Jets, the Dolphins have a young quarterback they can throw in as part of the package, and Tua Tagovailoa comes with far less baggage than Sam Darnold.

Detroit Lions: If the Texans are set on trading Watson out of the conference, the Lions would make the most sense. They have just $3 million in cap space, but that would change if Matthew Stafford is unloaded. The Lions have a top-10 pick, so they could trade that, their 2022 first-rounder, Stafford, some other picks, and even Jeff Okudah, as Charlie speculated.

Washington Redskins: The Redskins are in desperate need of a quarterback, and Daniel Snyder is never afraid to make a big splash. The Redskins also have the fifth-most cap space in the NFL. The problem is that they have just one first-round pick and no young quarterback to trade. In that case, perhaps they'd include Montez Sweat as part of the package.

Carolina Panthers: The Panthers have been rumored as a trade partner for Watson. They don't have much cap space, but they'd clear some of it by trading Teddy Bridgewater in addition to multiple first-round picks and a young defensive player, whether it's Derrick Brown or Brian Burns.

New England Patriots: The Patriots are the third AFC East team that could trade for Watson. They have a huge need at quarterback, and they have the fourth-most cap space in the NFL. The problem is that they don't have much to trade. They have just one first-round pick and no young quarterback of note.

Other: The Bears and Steelers have been discussed as potential trade partners, but they're deep in the red as far as cap space is concerned, so it would be difficult for them to construct a trade for Watson.

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