2022 NFL Trade Block Big Board Entering Week 3 | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors

2022 NFL Commerce Block Large Board Coming into Week 3

0 of 11

    Browns RB D’Ernest Johnson (Jason Miller/Getty Pictures)

    The 2022 NFL season continues to be one of the unpredictable in current reminiscence. We have had a Tremendous Bowl hangover by the Cincinnati Bengals, a 2-0 begin by the upstart New York Giants, a good dose of time beyond regulation, upsets galore and extra epic late-game meltdowns.

    We’re solely two weeks in.

    Whereas followers are targeted on the on-field motion, groups are both scrambling to rebound from tough begins or working to maintain issues rolling. As accidents unfold and weaknesses are revealed, lots of them will inevitably flip to the commerce marketplace for assist.

    Groups have till November 1 to execute trades. Between from time to time, we’ll examine in weekly on the highest 10 commerce targets primarily based on components like salary-cap conditions, participant utilization, projected participant roles, any related buzz and a smidgen of guesswork.

    We’ll additionally look at logical touchdown spots primarily based on components like group wants, positional worth, cap and contract conditions.

The Choice Course of

1 of 11

    49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Pictures)

    To create our high 10 checklist, we now have gathered 15 names that would moderately land on the commerce block primarily based on the aforementioned standards.

    Now we have some notable modifications to our preliminary checklist this week, as we’re beginning to get some concept of which groups have a legit shot at competition in 2022.

    The 0-2 Tennessee Titans, for instance, have not carried out just like the group that claimed the AFC’s No. 1 seed in 2021. A sustained slide might have them seeking to transfer impending 2023 free brokers like underutilized tight finish Austin Hooper.

    We’re additionally eradicating San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from the checklist completely. The previous backup and potential commerce chip is now the starter in San Francisco following Trey Lance’s season-ending ankle surgical procedure.

    We’re additionally dropping Baltimore Ravens security Chuck Clark. Whereas offseason additions Marcus Williams and rookie first-round choose Kyle Hamilton cloud Clark’s future, the Ravens lately adjusted his contract. He seems to be sticking round for the rest of the season.

    In the meantime, New York Giants receiver Darius Slayton may not be. Though he is performed solely 4 offensive snaps, he plummets from excessive atop our checklist. The Giants restructured Slayton’s contract and might want insurance coverage at receiver amid their stunning 2-0 begin.

    As soon as we established the highest 15, we ranked gamers on their expertise stage, positional worth and their probability of being dealt. The objective right here is to establish gamers who’re each beneficial and realistically accessible.

    This week’s honorable mentions, in no specific order, are:

  • Darius Slayton, WR, New York Giants
  • Kareem Hunt, RB, Cleveland Browns
  • Jordan Love, QB, Inexperienced Bay Packers
  • Michael Jordan, G, Carolina Panthers
  • Daron Payne, DT, Washington Commanders

10. Sidney Jones IV, CB, Seattle Seahawks

2 of 11

    Michael Hickey/Getty Pictures

    Seattle Seahawks cornerback Sidney Jones IV is again within the high 10 after his group’s embarrassing loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2. The Week 1 victory over the Denver Broncos offered some hope that Seattle can be related this season, nevertheless it now appears extra probably that Denver simply is not that good.

    The Seahawks have used Jones sparingly this season after he began 11 video games in 2021. He is taking part in on a one-year, $3.6 million deal and is a strong commerce chip for Seattle. Final season, he
    allowed an opposing passer ranking of solely 84.3 in protection.

    If the Seahawks aren’t going to make the most of Jones, one other group might.

    The Baltimore Ravens ought to be close to the highest of the checklist after surrendering 469 passing yards and 6 touchdowns to Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on Sunday. The secondary’s struggles helped blow a 35-14 fourth-quarter lead.

    The Ravens have additionally misplaced cornerback Kyle Fuller for the season to a torn ACL.

    The Bengals may also need to take an extended take a look at Jones. They’ve surrendered solely 422 passing yards and two touchdowns by way of two weeks, however additionally they allowed Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback Cooper Rush to engineer a game-winning drive with lower than a minute remaining on Sunday.

    Except the Bengals’ slide continues, they need to be consumers on the commerce deadline. Jones can be a strong addition to any group with playoff aspirations.

    Greatest Matches: Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals

9. Austin Hooper, TE, Tennessee Titans

3 of 11

    AP Photograph/Jeffrey T. Barnes

    The Tennessee Titans signed tight finish Austin Hooper to a one-year, $6 million deal this offseason, which appeared like a sensible funding on the time. Hooper is a two-time Professional Bowler who had some lean years with the Cleveland Browns, however he additionally shared the load with David Njoku and Harrison Bryant in Cleveland.

    With A.J. Brown gone, Hooper ought to be a go-to goal for quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Nevertheless, he is seen little motion within the passing sport, tallying solely two receptions for 25 yards on six targets by way of two video games.

    If Tennessee cannot get again on observe shortly, it ought to look to see what it will possibly receiver for Hooper in a commerce.

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers might be all for a pass-catching tight finish like Hooper. Rob Gronkowski stays retired, whereas Cade Otton and Cameron Brate have mixed for under three receptions and 20 yards. Tampa has $5.4 million in cap house accessible.

    The 49ers additionally may need to take into account Hooper as insurance coverage whereas George Kittle continues to get well from a groin damage. San Francisco has Ross Dwelley and Tyler Kroft, however Kroft (one catch, 9 yards) hasn’t made a lot of an influence, and Kittle has now missed 13 video games relationship again to the beginning of the 2020 season.

    If San Francisco believes it may be a title contender with Jimmy Garoppolo beneath middle, nice tight finish depth can be a boon. The caveat right here is that the 49ers have solely $4.2 million in cap house. They’d both have to clear room or persuade Tennessee to eat a number of the lifeless cash on Hooper’s deal.

    Greatest Matches: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers

8. Nelson Agholor, WR, New England Patriots

4 of 11

    Megan Briggs/Getty Pictures

    New England Patriots large receiver Nelson Agholor continues to be a participant to look at on the commerce entrance. Agholor is within the ultimate 12 months of his contract, and the Patriots might save $9.9 million by buying and selling him.

    The 29-year-old probably might be had if a group is keen to choose up his contract. His six-catch, 110-yard efficiency in opposition to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday ought to spark some curiosity across the league.

    Though Agholor completed with fewer than 500 receiving yards final season and noticed little motion (three catches, 28 yards) within the season opener this 12 months, he stays a possible big-play receiver.

    The Indianapolis Colts might desperately use one other receiver of their lineup. With star wideout Michael Pittman Jr. sidelined in Week 2, their offense was a catastrophe. Matt Ryan was 16-of-30 for 195 yards and three interceptions, whereas Ashton Dulin and working again Nyheim Hines have been the one Colts to high 30 receiving yards.

    With $8.2 million in cap house, the Colts are near having the ability to tackle Agholor’s deal.

    The Inexperienced Bay Packers may be all for Agholor as they proceed to overtake their receiving corps. Aaron Rodgers fared higher in Week 2 (234 yards, 2 TDs) than he did in Week 1 (195 yards, 1 INT), however no Packers participant had greater than three receptions in opposition to the Chicago Bears.

    The Packers have $9.4 million in cap house accessible, so they would not should clear a lot so as to add Agholor.

    Greatest Matches: Indianapolis Colts, Inexperienced Bay Packers

7. Mason Rudolph, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers

5 of 11

    Joe Sargent/Getty Pictures

    Jimmy Garoppolo being off the commerce market ought to considerably enhance the inventory of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph. Whereas Rudolph has by no means been a high-level signal-caller, he has a profession 5-4-1 file as a starter.

    Rudolph has worth to the Steelers, as he’s well-versed in Matt Canada’s offense. Nevertheless, he is caught behind starter Mitch Trubisky and rookie first-round choose Kenny Pickett. He is extremely unlikely to see the sector for Pittsburgh in 2022.

    NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport reported that there was a commerce marketplace for Rudolph earlier than the season. Now that the season is underway and the quarterback pool is dwindling, the Steelers may be keen to maneuver him.

    The San Francisco 49ers can be a logical touchdown spot for Rudolph now that Trey Lance is out for the season. The Niners can win with Garoppolo, however they now have restricted depth behind him. Rookie Brock Purdy is the one different quarterback on the roster.

    The Dallas Cowboys must also be all for Rudolph as an insurance coverage choice. Cooper Rush led them to a victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2, however backup Will Grier would not encourage a lot confidence. He is gone 0-2 as a starter and has a profession 33.2 passer ranking.

    Based on NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero, Dak Prescott might return from his thumb damage in as little as 4 weeks. Due to this fact, Dallas will not be desperate to deal for a backup. Nevertheless, if Rush goes down or Prescott’s restoration hits a roadblock, Rudolph ought to be on the high of the Cowboys’ want checklist.

    Greatest Matches: San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys

6. Deion Jones, LB, Atlanta Falcons

6 of 11

    Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Pictures

    Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones is without doubt one of the high defenders on our checklist, though his scenario is a bit sophisticated. He stays on injured reserve following shoulder surgical procedure, however he is eligible to return in a number of weeks.

    Based on Jeff Schultz of The Athletic, the Falcons tried to commerce Jones through the offseason, however they could not discover a touchdown spot.

    Atlanta lately restructured Jones’ contract, which suggests it could probably have to soak up $7 million in lifeless cash—however save $6.2 million within the course of. The Falcons ought to simply be capable of transfer his $1.1 million base wage.

    If the winless Falcons hold dropping, they might be inclined to eat the cash and flip Jones for draft capital. That makes Jones, who logged 137 tackles and two sacks final season, an much more enticing choice on the commerce market.

    The Minnesota Vikings, who’ve allowed a mean of 5.3 yards per stick with it the bottom, might be all for including Jones. They humbled by the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday evening, however they’re 1-0 within the NFC North and will keep within the playoff combine if they will tighten up their run protection.

    The Dallas Cowboys may be all for Jones. Dallas has been strong in opposition to the run this season (4.2 yards per carry allowed), however defensive coordinator Dan Quinn was beforehand Jones’ head coach in Atlanta.

    Including Jones might assist bump Quinn’s linebacker corps from good to nice, though lots will hinge on how the Cowboys fare in Prescott’s absence. If Dallas is sitting at 1-4 or 1-5 upon Prescott’s return, it most likely will not be a deadline purchaser.

    Greatest Matches: Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys

5. D’Ernest Johnson, RB, Cleveland Browns

7 of 11

    Nick Cammett/Diamond Pictures by way of Getty Pictures

    The Cleveland Browns ought to be sitting at 2-0 and atop the AFC North. Nevertheless, they fully blew it in opposition to the New York Jets on Sunday, giving up 14 factors in lower than two minutes in one of the disappointing losses in current reminiscence.

    Misplaced within the epic meltdown is the truth that Cleveland has but to make the most of working again D’Ernest Johnson. Cleveland has racked up 401 speeding yards by way of two weeks by leaning virtually completely on Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.

    Hunt stays a attainable commerce chip—he is within the ultimate 12 months of his contract—however provided that the Browns begin to rack up losses. Johnson, who’s on a one-year, $1.2 million deal, might be expendable irrespective of how Cleveland’s season unfolds.

    Proper now, Johnson is strictly insurance coverage, and Cleveland has Demetric Felton and rookie Jerome Ford on the roster as properly. Johnson logged 534 speeding yards, 137 receiving yards and three whole touchdowns final season and ought to be a sexy choice for working back-needy groups.

    The San Francisco 49ers ought to be all for Johnson after dropping beginning again Elijah Mitchell to a sprained MCL in Week 1 and rookie Ty Davis-Value to a high-ankle sprain in Week 2.

    “Shanahan stated the plan is to usher in free-agent working backs for
    exercises this week as reinforcements to hitch Jeff Wilson Jr., Jordan
    (J.P.) Mason and new addition Marlon Mack, who probably might be elevated
    from the follow squad,” Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports activities Bay Space wrote.

    The Los Angeles Rams must also have curiosity, as they’re getting subsequent to nothing out of Cam Akers. The third-year again averaged solely 2.4 yards per carry throughout 18 totes in his first two video games.

    Greatest Matches: San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Rams

4. Clelin Ferrell, Edge, Las Vegas Raiders

8 of 11

    Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Pictures

    The Las Vegas Raiders had their very own fourth-quarter collapse on Sunday, ceding a 23-7 lead and dropping in time beyond regulation to the Arizona Cardinals. At 0-2, they’re all of the sudden at risk of falling out of the AFC West race.

    Las Vegas may be inclined to maneuver pass-rusher Clelin Ferrell even with a successful file. The Raiders stored the 2019 fourth general choose as a rotational piece behind Maxx Crosby and Chandler Jones, however he is made little influence in that position.

    By two weeks, Ferrell has performed solely 27 p.c of the defensive snaps and logged one deal with and one quarterback strain. The Clemson product is ready to develop into a free agent after this season, so the Raiders ought to goal to persuade a group to take a flier on him.

    The Cleveland Browns might be a kind of groups, as they lack pass-rushing depth behind Myles Garrett and Jadeveon Clowney and will not have the latter for a stretch. He suffered an ankle damage in opposition to the New York Jets, and the Browns have already introduced that Clowney will miss Week 3.

    The Cardinals additionally may need to take an opportunity on Ferrell after dropping Jones to the Raiders in free company. They’re tied with Las Vegas and the New Orleans Saints with just one sack on the season.

    Whereas the Saints have solely $3.2 million in cap house, the Cardinals are sitting on $5.2 million. That is simply barely sufficient t soak up Ferrel’s $4.8 million base wage.

    The Browns have a league-high $36.6 million in cap room.

    Greatest Matches: Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals

3. Sam Darnold, QB, Carolina Panthers

9 of 11

    Eakin Howard/Getty Pictures

    With Jimmy Garoppolo out of the image, Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold turns into probably the most engaging quarterback choice accessible on the commerce market. Nevertheless, that does not imply that he is significantly good.

    Darnold misplaced the beginning job to newcomer Baker Mayfield in coaching camp after which landed on injured reserve with an ankle damage. He has a profession passer ranking of solely 76.9, however he does have 49 begins beneath his belt.

    If a group wants a spot starter, Darnold can not less than fill in, and the Panthers ought to be greater than keen to maneuver him. That is Mayfield’s group not less than for the 2022 season, and Carolina ought to be joyful to get a group to tackle any of Darnold’s $18.9 million assured wage.

    The Panthers probably should pay a big chunk of Darnold’s wage to maneuver him, identical to the Browns did when sending Mayfield to Carolina. Any financial savings the Panthers can get can be a bonus, although.

    Darnold performs the sport’s most vital place, nonetheless has some untapped potential and might simply be had for a value. Nevertheless, there is not a logical touchdown spot for him in the meanwhile, exterior of maybe Dallas.

    The Cowboys would solely be all for Darnold as a backup or if Cooper Rush struggles or will get injured. The San Francisco 49ers would equally be Darnold as an insurance coverage choice solely.

    We had the Cleveland Browns listed as a attainable Darnold suitor final week, however Jacoby Brissett performed extraordinarily properly in Week 2 (22-of-27, 98.9 ranking) apart from a desperation interception on the finish of the sport. With Joshua Dobbs and Kellen Mond additionally in Cleveland, the Browns are probably out of the quarterback market.

    Dallas and San Francisco are Darnold’s most sensible touchdown spots proper now by default. Nevertheless, his commerce worth might skyrocket if one other beginning quarterback will get injured.

    Greatest Matches: San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys

2. Denzel Mims, WR, New York Jets

10 of 11

    Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Pictures

    With the New York Giants off to a scorching begin and Nelson Agholor lastly making an influence for the New England Patriots, Denzel Mims turns into the highest wideout on our checklist. Nevertheless, that has extra to do along with his availability than his manufacturing.

    Mims, a 2020 second-round choose, has some intriguing potential however has seen restricted alternatives with the Jets. By his first two seasons, he caught solely 31 passes for 490 yards and nil touchdowns.

    This season, Mims has but to see the sector. With New York racking up 606 passing yards by way of two video games and rookie wideout Garrett Wilson shining, it is clear that the Jets now not want Mims.

    Based on SNY’s Connor Hughes,
    the Jets fielded commerce calls on Mims earlier than the season however needed a
    fourth-round choose in return. Now that the Jets know they don’t have any want for him, their value ought to be a lot decrease.

    Minnesota was among the many groups to inquire about Mims, in response to Hughes. The Vikings have star Justin Jefferson however questionable depth behind him. Adam Thielen is not the identical dependable goal he as soon as was, and he is the one different Viking with not less than 50 receiving yards by way of two video games.

    The Philadelphia Eagles did job of containing Jefferson (six catches, 48 yards) on Monday evening, which put the Vikings offense in shambles.

    The Indianapolis Colts would even be clever to take an opportunity on Mims. Indy has only one passing landing and ranks lifeless final in scoring offense by way of two weeks. At this level, the Colts want to think about all receiver choices.

    Greatest Matches: Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts

1. Robert Quinn, Edge, Chicago Bears

11 of 11

    AP Photograph/Duane Burleson, File

    Chicago Bears pass-rusher Robert Quinn stays on the high of our checklist for the third straight week. That is largely due to his expertise and manufacturing, though it nonetheless seems like solely a matter of time earlier than he is available.

    The Bears received their season opener in a sloppy sport in opposition to the San Francisco 49ers and an inexperienced Trey Lance. However primarily based on their efficiency in a 27-10 loss to the Inexperienced Bay Packers on Sunday evening, the Bears might not win once more for some time.

    If Chicago begins creeping towards a misplaced season, the concept of buying and selling Quinn will develop into powerful to disregard. Given his manufacturing—18.5 sacks in 2021 and 4 pressures and a sack thus far this 12 months—he ought to carry a large return in a commerce.

    Quinn’s $12.8 million base wage this season is slightly affordable for a participant of his caliber. He additionally has affordable base salaries of $13.9 million and $12.9 million in 2023 and 2024, respectively.

    Of the groups that realistically pay for Quinn’s contract, the Cleveland Browns are on the high. There isn’t any assure that Jadeveon Clowney might be again after just one week, Cleveland might use extra edge depth anyway, and no group has extra accessible cash.

    The Las Vegas Raiders must also be all for Quinn if he will be had. Chandler Jones (no sacks, one deal with for loss) hasn’t made the influence anticipated out of him but, whereas Clelin Ferrell is a whole defensive afterthought.

    Las Vegas additionally has $9.8 million in cap house, near the quantity wanted to snag Quinn.

    Greatest Matches: Cleveland Browns, Las Vegas Raiders

    Superior statistics from Professional Soccer Reference. Contract and cap data by way of OverTheCap.