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With the NFL trade deadline coming up at 4:00 pm EST on October 30th Womens Malik Hooker Jersey , there will be a lot of rumors. Goodness, there already have been a lot of rumors. However, it may be a lot harder than you think to make a deal.First thing one needs to understand is trades are not made in a vacuum. For example, thereís been a recent uproar from New York Giants fans for the team to trade for Indianapolis Colts back-up QB Jacoby Brissett. In a vacuum, Brissett is worth at most a second or third round pick. However, we donít live in a vacuum. It would be highly unlikely the Colts would trade Brissett for only a second or third round pick.You must consider other factors in determining a playerís trade value, things like positional scarcity Andrew Luck Jersey White , current contract and other available options at the position. A quality QB is arguably the most difficult position to fill in the NFL, which increases Brissettís value. If it were for a lesser valued position, like RB, the value would decrease. A team also needs to consider the current contract of the player. If the player is looking for a huge contract extension, it may weaken the teamís bargaining position. If the player has multiple years left on a rookie deal, that may strengthen their position.One of the other considerations is other available options at the position. Most teams will consider what the current and future free agent market will look like as well as the upcoming NFL draft. Again looking at the QB position, the trade market for QBs last season wasnít particularly great for teams looking to trade away a QB. The 2018 NFL draft had several high quality options and most guessed Kirk Cousins would become an unrestricted free agent. Teams had little to no incentive to trade high draft capital mid-season to get a QB when there were likely to be quite a few high quality options available after the season.Now compare last year to this year and you get a completely different story. The top QBs in free agency are likely to be Tyrod Taylor Andrew Luck Jersey , Teddy Bridgewater and Nick Foles. Itís unlikely Bridgewater leaves the Saints so the free agent class is underwhelming. The 2019 draft class at QB may be worse. There isnít a sure-fire top QB prospect who has risen above the rest to this point to be a lock as a top 10 or even top 15 pick. The names we hear most often are Oregonís Justin Herbert, Missouriís Drew Lock and NC Stateís Ryan Finley but each has significant limitations. Last year, at least Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen were considered top 10 picks, with Josh Allen and Baker Mayfield picking up steam. The lack of obvious top quality options in the 2019 NFL draft increases the value of a player like Brissett. These same reasons are likely why the New England Patriots only got a second round pick for Jimmy Garoppolo last year from the San Francisco 49ers. The market simply didnít develop. The 49ers had a lot of options if they were willing to wait and Jimmy G was going to be an unrestricted free agent. That left New England without a lot of options. Either let Jimmy G walk and receive a 2019 third round compensatory pick or trade him for a little higher pick in 2018. The Patriots made the right call there.Another aspect to consider when trying to make a trade mid-season is the difficulty in getting a player acclimated to your team in time to make a difference. The Colts know this first hand when the traded for Brissett last year. Unless the systems are similar, it takes time for the player to make an impact. But remember this is not just about a player fitting in a new system but also fitting within the culture of the locker room. A general manager canít bring in a player that is a perceived trouble maker into the locker room. Itís very important to keep a strong culture, especially with a young team like the Colts. Thankfully, Frank Reich could likely handle any personality that comes in but sometimes the risk is not worth the reward.Arguably the most important thing to consider is the cost evaluation of trading away a player for a draft pick. Is it more valuable to your team to have this player in the locker room as an emergency or is it more valuable to have the extra draft pick? Thatís a personal preference of the GM regarding franchise construction. If the team is clearly rebuilding Womens Darius Leonard Jersey , maybe the GM goes for the draft picks instead of hanging on to the player. Yes, there are some great players that might be rumored to be available. However, thereís a reason they are available and their current team wants to trade them. It may be as simple as a new coaching regime came in and the player just doesnít fit the new scheme, like what appears to be happening with the Arizona Cardinals. It may be the team has an abundance of talent at a given position so they can afford to make a move. It also may be the player has worn out their welcome and the team no longer wants them in their locker room, like it appears is happening in Pittsburgh. All of these are possibilities as to why a team may be looking to trade a player. All of these things must be considered.Making a mid-season trade is not as simple as ĎIíll give you this player for that draft pick.í Thereís a lot of variables to consider that go into determining a playerís value in the current market. You have to know the market and whatís available. You have to know how desperate a team may be for a particular player or how likely they are to make a deal. For example, some GMs value draft picks above most everything else, like it appears Chris Ballard does. Some teams value players above draft picks Peyton Manning Jersey White , like the Los Angeles Rams. Needless to say, there are many things to consider when trying to work out a mid-season trade. Itís not as easy as it looks. In fact, mid-season trades are quite hard to do. A few coaching changes have taken place already this offseason for the Colts, and more are on the way. Tight ends coach Tom Manning will be leaving to return to Iowa State according to Zak Keefer of the Indy Star.Enough cannot be said about the job Manning did working with a tight end room that was missing their best player, Jack Doyle, for much of the season. He helped resurrect the career of notable draft bust Eric Ebron, was a key part of the development of guys like Mo Alie-Cox and Ryan Hewitt Womens Andrew Luck Jersey , and was a well-liked and respected member of the coaching staff. This comes on the heels of the firing of offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo and the loss of assistant offensive line coach Bobby Johnson to the Buffalo Bills. While Frank Reich took a very active role in the blocking and protection meetings for the offensive line, losing these three guys is not a small thing. All three coaches contributed to the stellar season had by the offensive line, and that now makes two internal candidates who had been rumored as possible replacements for DeGuglielmo who are no longer with the team. Given how well they played at both the tight end and offensive line positions, it will be critical to find coaches who can step into those roles and continue the development and execution of both groups. The good news is that given the level of talent in both those rooms, they should not want for solid options interested in taking over.
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