NFL Trades That Should Happen Before the 2017 Season Opener
Trade speculation never goes away. It merely dissipates until the appropriate time.
NFL general managers are always taking calls and listening to offers. While professional football’s dealings lack the same panache as Major League Baseball’s hot-stove league, the NFL’s free-agency period and draft are can’t-miss events, and a handful of ongoing trade discussions usually accompany the league’s biggest movement periods.
A few trades have been percolating since before April’s draft. Some went by the wayside, while a couple still make sense and may happen before 2017 campaign gets underway September 7. The Seattle Seahawks’ Richard Sherman, New York Jets’ Sheldon Richardson and New England Patriots’ Malcolm Butler headline these potential trades.
For a swap to be consummated, it must make sense for both sides.
Nine significant deals still exist where those on the trade block should don new uniforms before another NFL regular-season game is played.