The Seattle Seahawks are fresh off a 27-20 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on tap for a Week 9 showdown back home at Century Link. However, while there may be several days before the team is back on the field for another game, the next day is likely to be filled with rumors, ideas and proposals on trades that could make the team better for the stretch run.
Here are some of the players that could reasonably be dealt before the trade deadline on Tuesday at 4 PM New York Time.
While many fans may not like the idea, there are a multitude of factors that could combine to make this potential trade a reality. The first is that Penny is, unquestionably, the backup to Chris Carson and based on everything the two have shown during their time in Seattle, there’s no reason to expect that to change anytime soon. So, if the team doesn’t see him as anything more than a backup for the foreseeable future, then his trade value will never be higher than in the next day or so.
NFL Insider Mike Garafolo has already reported that teams have called the Seahawks regarding acquiring Penny, so the question becomes whether the team could get enough in return for Penny. If that answer becomes a yes, don’t be surprised to quickly see a second trade that sends a late round pick to the Chicago Bears to bring back Mike Davis as depth for the second half of the season.
Seattle fans have been trying to waive, release and otherwise get rid of Brown since he signed with the Hawks as a free agent in the spring of 2018. Brown isn’t going to suddenly develop into an All Pro for some team, but he could prove to be a veteran receiving presence for a receiver needy team in the second half. On top of that, it wouldn’t cost much more than a late round pick, potentially a conditional pick, to acquire Brown’s services.
The Seahawks are in the enviable position of having a logjam of talent at the receiver position. They have Tyler Lockett as the unquestioned top receiving threat of the group, with David Moore and DK Metcalf both developing nicely behind him. Then there’s Malik Turner, who has flashed when given the opportunity, along with rookies Gary Jennings and John Ursua.
Jennings and Ursua haven’t shown anything on the field in the regular season, so I’ll ignore them for now, but between Lockett, Metcalf and Turner, the Seahawks already have the makings of a potentially dangerous group of receivers lined up for 2020. Thus, if Hawks management believes that they can get more from Moore in a trade Monday or Tuesday than they could as a restricted free agent next spring, then it’s possible they at least explore the option of trading Moore for more before the deadline.
Left tackle has been a premium position for a long time, and there are a lot of teams across the league that are desperate for something that even sorta resembles competent tackle play. Fant has seen highs and lows at the position when given his shot to start on both the left and right side of the line in both 2018 and 2019, and with some contending teams starting to get desperate, the Hawks could stand to capitalize.
In any case, whether the number of Seahawks that get traded is zero or a half dozen, the next day and a half stand to potentially be very interesting.