Welcome to Trade Week
Since the calendar flipped to 2018, NFL teams have completed 19 trades involving players. Teams are swapping players for players, draft picks for players, and draft picks for draft picks at an unprecedented rate, and there’s little evidence that the avalanche of trades will be slowing down anytime soon.
The Packers have even been in on the mix, shipping mercurial cornerback (or is he a safety?) Damarious Randall to Cleveland for DeShone Kizer and the right to swap draft picks with the Browns.
Since then, trade speculation has been hot on all the Packers-related corners of the internet. Should the Packers trade for Patrick Peterson? How about Odell Beckham, Jr.? What about trading up in the draft? What about trading BACK in the draft?
So we figured since trades are everyone’s current favorite topic, let’s dive into all of the trades. This week at The Power Sweep, we’ll talk trades historical, actual, and hypothetical, diving into the nuances of why trades do or don’t happen in the NFL.
Hopefully, you’ll learn a little bit about some aspects of Packers history you may not have known about on top of gaining a better understanding of why trades work the way they do in the NFL of 2018. At the very least, it should be an entertaining ride.
Welcome to Trade Week.
While Marshawn Lynch's career will likely never feature a stop in Green Bay, it wasn’t for lack of trying on the Packers’ part.
Ron Wolf and the Packers front office had linebacker Brian Urlacher as the top player on their board in 2000.
It’s easy to understand why the Packers may be interested in Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson.
The Chiefs and the Packers had an agreement in place before the 2008 trade deadline to send tight end Tony Gonzalez to Green Bay for a third-round pick.
If the Packers do decide to trade for Odell Beckham Jr., it’s going to take a lot.