Trades we should see before the start of the season
A new home for Zach Wilson; Zaven Collins to the Chargers; Chase Young to the Seahawks; Budda Baker to Philadelphia; more
Team-building never stops. Teams are, of course, delighted with their free agent and draft hauls. But there are plenty of holes left on rosters across the league. With that in mind, let’s look at some deals that teams should make prior to the start of the season.
Ryan Tannehill to the Falcons
Have the Falcons dealt for Tannehill yet? Why not?
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The Falcons seem all in on Project Ridder, which feels misguided. Desmond Ridder could develop into a fine starter. His game matches up nicely with what Arthur Smith wants at quarterback. And with a full year of development, working alongside a fun, flexible group of weapons, he could prove to be a solid enough starter to clinch the NFC South.
But that’s a gamble. What if Ridder stinks? What if, by Week Four, the team realizes he’s not up to it and turns instead to Taylor Heinicke? If the Falcons crawl to a six,…
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