NFL Players Who May Be Traded This Offseason

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1. Kyler Murray - Arizona Cardinals - QB

Kyler is the perfect trade target right now. People may think Russell Wilson or Aaron Rodgers are ideal candidates, but not like Murray. There are issues between Murray and the Cardinals. The Cardinals were also able to win some games without Murray. Why not get a bunch of picks for him? Shoot, a good trade could be to the Vikings for Kirk Cousins and some picks. Or Washington might make sense too. Look at the deal they offered for Watson. If they offer that for Murray, the Cardinals may be smart to take it. Then trade for a veteran like Jimmy G or something.

2. Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers - CB

The Packers know Rodgers will generate a lot of trade buzz and they could get a similar package as what the Lions got for Matthew Stafford. If you can get 2022 and 2023 First-Round Picks and a 2022 Second-Round pick for Rodgers now and start the Jordan Love era... why not do it? The perfect trade partner would be the Denver Broncos. Packers former offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett is now the head coach of the Denver Broncos. I am sure Rodgers would love to be traded there.

3. Saquon Barkley - New York Giants - RB

The Giants should probably give Daniel Jones a chance to grow as a passer without a star RB like Barkley. Trade Barkley, get some picks, and focus on developing your QB. Bring guys like Evan Engram and Kenny Golladay back. Plus, even though Barkley is a big name, Booker outperformed him last season and is still under contract through 2022.

4. Marcus Peters - Baltimore Ravens - CB

Peters would rank even higher on this list if he wasn't recovering from a serious ACL injury and set to carry a cap hit of $15.5 million in 2022. This is why he is on the list, though. The Ravens would love to keep him, but the injury and the huge cap hit are two things you have to consider. If the Ravens do trade him, expect a 2022 Second or Third-Round pick in return.

5. Za'Darius Smith - Green Bay Packers - EDGE

Smith is mostly a target because he is set to a carry a cap hit of $28.1 million next season. Either he or Preston Smith (who carries a hit of $19.75 million) will be moved with the emergence of Rashan Gary. They can't afford to keep both of them. I see Smith being moved and the money part being worked out between the teams trading. Smith was out for the season due to his back surgery, but in 2020 he finished his second straight Pro Bowl campaign with 12.5 sacks and 39 QB pressures. They could probably get a Third-Round or maybe a Second-Round pick for Smith (depending on how the money part is worked out, not many teams wanna take all of that cap hit in the trade).

6. Jimmy Garoppolo - San Francisco 49ers - QB

Jimmy G obviously has had his concerns, especially injury-related, as he has only played a full season once in his career. But he has been an above-average starter for his career. He has a $27 million dollar price tag in 2022 and the 49ers have made it clear they will move him. Don't expect more than a pair of day 3 picks (3rd and 4th round).

Any of these players could be traded this offseason!

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