Six handshake deals and counting, with six days to go

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The new league year doesn’t start until Wednesday, which means no trade can happen for six more days. At the time, six trades are scheduled to happen.

The Chiefs will trade quarterback Alex Smith to Washington, for cornerback Kendall Fuller and a third-round pick in 2018.  The Chiefs also will trade cornerback Marcus Peters to the Rams for a fourth-round pick in 2018 and a second-round pick in 2019.

The Rams will send defensive lineman Robert Quinn and a sixth-round pick to the Dolphins for a fourth-round pick and a sixth-round pick. The Rams also will trade linebacker Alec Ogletree and a seventh-round pick to the Giants for a fourth-round pick and a sixth-round pick.

The Seahawks will trade defensive end Michael Bennett and a seventh-round pick to the Eagles for receiver Marcus Johnson and a fifth-round pick.

The Broncos will trade cornerback Aqib Talib to the Rams for a fifth-round pick.

And who knows what other trades will be negotiated over the next six days?

In theory, any, some, or all of the trades can fall apart before Wednesday. There’s no reason to think that will happen.

Then again, there was no reason to think Josh McDaniels wouldn’t become the head coach of the Colts.

24 responses to “Six handshake deals and counting, with six days to go

  1. Oh boy….much ado about nothing here. Who cares when the new league year starts? LOL…do we get sentenced to death if we make a deal a bit prior to it? Nobody cares dude.

  2. A good rule change would be to allow teams to trade players before free agency starts. Maybe 2 weeks before the start of free agency . March 1st trading opens, March 15th free agency opens.

  3. hopefully the national football league will consider doing away with written contracts in the future and doing everything with handshake deals, and maybe a few wink-winks. call me old fashioned but a mans word used to mean something. sadly they probably cant do this because the players are greedy and untrustworthy, just like the fans.

  4. I’m pretty sure Joshua is the only one scummy enough to back out last minute.

  5. realtruthteller102 says:
    call me old fashioned but a mans word used to mean something
    There’s a few of us left. It’s all in how you were raised.

  6. I like what the Eagles did the last 2-3 years and what the Rams are doing now. Obviously trading is a gamble but it’s also a good way for quick upgrades. It seems like every year an MLB trade has significant impact in the Postseason. I like it

  7. Well, Josh never signed a contract and Colts were jumping the gun. And actually, among Pats fans and maybe some other non-Colts fans, there WAS reason – that Josh might back out once he found out the truth about Luck. And given subsequent ambiguities on Luck’s status, such a theory still holds water. But regardless, you hate on Josh as if no trade ever fell through before – and without knowing his side of the story.

  8. If it is not in writing it does not count Word has nothing to do with it, because there will always be a difference of opinion over what exactly was agreed. So you need to have things like this in writing.

  9. These trades are conduct detrimental to the league. Expect Goodell-trials for two of them and the other four with no punishment.

  10. The Colts should’ve never considered Joshy boy to begin with and they should be thanking their lucky stars that he backed out.

  11. faithful49er707 says:
    March 8, 2018 at 11:56 pm
    Sorry to piss off Bears fans but, I’m hoping 9ERS already have a handshake deal with CB Kyle Fuller

    It’s kind of hard to have a handshake deal with a guy who got transition tagged. The Bears can match any offer. Very few teams have more cap space this offseason than the Bears. If they let Fuller sign elsewhere, it’s because they didn’t want Fuller back. I’m expecting Fuller will be back with the Bears barring an obscene offer from elsewhere.

  12. Rams cornerbacks – great
    Rams linebackers – non-existent, other than Mark Barron who is a safety.

  13. Aaron Rodgers to the Browns for a 1st and 2nd in 2018,19 and 20. now the Pack can draft a good young qb of the future while saving tremendous cap space.

  14. Free agency, trades, whatever should all open up at 12:01 am the day after the Super Bowl. There is no logical, defensible reason why this should not be so.

    Also the draft should be held no later than 6 weeks after the Super Bowl.

    These positions are so obvious I don’t even feel the need to defend them. But I am not stupid, I am well aware of why it will never happen.

  15. hailtothenamechange says:
    March 8, 2018 at 9:42 pm
    All of these trades will go through. Unless they don’t.
    Not. Funny. Anymore.

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