How to buy Eagles, Jaguars at Thursday’s trade deadline
If you’re the type of person who thinks the NFL trade deadline will be “the year we finally get a real trade,” you should think again.
It’s been a rough year for teams and players alike.
The Browns traded Johnny Manziel, and now they’ve lost their best offensive lineman, their most talented player, their best linebacker and their best wide receiver.
The Jaguars have been one of the NFL’s hottest teams, winning the division and making a run at the Super Bowl before they were swept in the playoffs by the Packers.
And then there’s the Panthers, who lost their quarterback and wide receiver before they won their second straight division title.
And there’s a new team in town, the Tennessee Titans, who have been on a tear for weeks, taking care of business and building a strong roster to go into the playoffs.
All of those teams are on the brink of a trade.
And in the last 24 hours, one team has traded its best player, its best wideout and its most talented defensive player.
It’s the Eagles, who could be getting one of their best players and the most talented players in the NFL.
There are a few key moves for the Eagles and the Titans, but what does it all mean for the rest of the league?
Here’s a look at the teams and the trades that are going to occur Thursday.
What the Eagles will doThursday, Nov. 11: The Eagles will trade receiver Jeremy Maclin to the Bears.
The Bears will send wideout Josh Huff to the Eagles.
The Eagles would be able to acquire a quarterback with a second-round pick and two picks in the 2019 NFL draft.
Huff is a player the Eagles have wanted for some time.
They drafted him with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2017 draft, and he has caught passes from Kelly and Rex Ryan before.
But now they’re facing the possibility that they may not have the personnel to match up with the Bears’ draft pick.
The Bears will take a quarterback in the second round of the 2019 draft.
They also have some other picks they’d like to move, such as quarterback Marcus Mariota, cornerback DeForest Buckner and defensive tackle Leonard Floyd.
They can move up in the draft for that, too, but they’d prefer to be at the top of the first round and have a chance to take a high pick.
Maclin is an offensive lineman who is the Eagles’ top target in the game, but the Eagles would need to trade him if they wanted to match the Bears in the quarterback market.
It would also be nice if Huff and Buckner were still on the team, and if Floyd was still with them.
But that is the least of their concerns.
They don’t have any picks in either round, which makes the draft value of Huff a little more difficult to assess.
The team doesn’t have a first-round selection, and it’s not as though the Bears can just dump it in for a quarterback.
The Titans will send quarterback Taylor Heinicke to the Rams.
The Titans’ next draft pick, a fourth-rounder, would be the Titans’ best available.
The Rams are in need of a quarterback, but Heinickel would be a big help.
The first-rounder is a potential trade chip for the Rams if they could trade up and grab Heinickes top-three pick.
It seems like a no-brainer.
The Bucs are in desperate need of an offense and Heinicks top-ranked quarterback would be one of them.
But the Titans are also in desperate needs at wide receiver and have some good pieces.
The Panthers and Falcons are also good fits for Heinickells talents, but both teams are struggling with injuries.
Heinickklls presence on the roster would help the Titans with their offense and their wideouts could help them win games with their receivers.
The Browns would get defensive end Joey Bosa.
The Steelers are a team that has been trying to upgrade their defensive front.
The Vikings and Bears are also teams that are trying to improve their defensive line.
Bosa could be a nice fit.
The Lions have two first- round picks in 2019 and a third-round draft pick in 2020.
The Bengals would get linebacker Rey Maualuga.
Maualugas skills are unmatched.
But he has a long way to go before he could be considered an elite player, and his playing time has decreased dramatically in recent years.
But if he can get to a place where he’s good enough to be on the field, the Bengals could have one of two potential trade chips: A top-10 pick or a second round pick.
The Steelers would send linebacker Jarvis Jones to the Titans.
The Ravens, who are struggling to keep their defense together, would love to get a player who can rush the passer.
But they need to do a better job of stopping the run and improving the defense in the pass rush.
Jones is a versatile player. He can