NFL Trade Tracker 2021

We are headed for a busy offseason as this free agency class is massive and another loaded offensive draft class is coming into play. There are also quite a few NFL teams that are in need of a quarterback and one main quarterback wanting out. The Deshaun Watson sweepstakes will be the talk of the summer that is if anything comes about. The draft class has a couple of strong quarterback prospects and we should see a lot of deals around draft day. Stay tuned here as we will cover every NFL trade of the 2021 offseason and season with plenty of analysis.

Indianapolis Colts & Philadelphia Eagles (February 18th, 2020)

Colts Receive: Carson Wentz (QB)
Eagles Receive: 2021 3rd Round Pick, 2022 2nd Round Pick (Conditional)

Lineups Analysis: Indianapolis was one of those quarterback-needy teams heading into the offseason and the rumored Carson Wentz was likely going to be in play given Frank Reich and his connections. It was clear Wentz needed a change of scenery and the Colts giving up a 2021 3rd round pick and 2022 2nd round pick isn’t bad. Although there are some details that if Wentz plays over 75% of the snaps or makes the playoffs, this will turn into a 2022 first-round pick. The Colts can get around that if Wentz is struggling by allowing Jacob Eason to eat some snaps to make sure they keep their first-round pick. However, I would bank on the Colts being successful in 2021.

Detroit Lions & Los Angeles Rams (January 30th, 2021)

Lions Receive: Jared Goff (QB), 2022 First Round Pick, 2023 First Round Pick, 2021 Third Round Pick
Rams Receive: Matthew Stafford (QB)

Lineups Analysis: The Rams are in a win-now mode, especially with no draft picks and a lot of salaries tied up to just a few big players. While they do get out of the Jared Goff deal, they did have to attach a couple of first-round picks. This trade certainly makes sense for both sides and if this deal gets the Rams a Super Bowl, you can say this works out for everyone. Picks are a bit overrated in my eyes and while Detroit has quite a few, we still need to see what they do with them. The Lions will commit to Goff, but we know their options will be open.

Jason Guilbault has been writing and podcasting in the fantasy sports world for over five years. You can find his work at Daily Fantasy Cafe. He is an avid Tottenham fan, and follows the Boston sports teams. When he isn’t diving into stats, he is enjoying the outdoors or down at the local brewery.

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