NFL Trade Deadline 2019: What Day & Time Is It? Who Could Be Traded?
The NFL trade deadline carries the same enormous weight it carries every year. There are selling teams with big names on the market, and buyers who need one last piece to make a Super Bowl run. A handful of contenders have obvious weaknesses that could be addressed before the trade deadline. Which players will be donning a new uniform by the end of the day and who stays the rest of the year on their team?
This year’s trade deadline is Tuesday (Oct. 29) at 4 p.m. EST.
Players like Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey have already been moved, while Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green and Redskins offensive tackle Trent Williams seem poised to stay on their losing teams until the end of the year. However, that could still change with the right offer within a few hours. Teams like the Bengals may be so bad that they have no choice but to trade Green against his wishes.
According to CBS, there is “a sense among aggressive general managers that there are more potential trades to be made this year than possibly ever before.” Aside from the disparity between the good and bad teams this season, NFL front offices have shown a tendency to be active around the deadline over the last couple of seasons.
Last year, nine big-name players — Amari Cooper, Carlos Hyde, Eli Apple, Damon Harrison, Golden Tate, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Dante Fowler, Demaryius Thomas and Ty Montgomery — were traded in the week leading up to the deadline. The year before that, another nine top players — Jimmy Garoppolo, Kelvin Benjamin, Adrian Peterson, Dontrelle Inman, Marcel Dareus, Duane Brown, Jeremy Lane, Rashard Robinson and Jay Ajayi — were traded and six of them were moved on deadline day. Could we see another nine this year?
The closer the deadline gets, the more action happens, so stay tuned to see which players change jerseys right before 4 p.m. EST.