NFL Trade Deadline Tracker
The NFL trade deadline hits today at 3 PM CST, and with that, moves are expected to occur throughout the day. We at PurplePTSD have you covered with all the news as it happens!
Jaguars Gamble on Calvin Ridley
The Jacksonville Jaguars get in on the action and take a stab a potential wide receiver target for Trevor Lawrence. They acquired Calvin Ridley from the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a 2023 fifth-round pick and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2024 that can rise as high as a second-round pick if the Jaguars extend him.
Ridley has been suspended indefinitely due to gambling on a game last year. He can appeal for reinstatement this winter.
Dolphins Replace Chase Edmonds
Chase Edmonds was included in the return package in the deal that sent Bradley Chubb to the Dolphins, and that left Miami with a void at running back. They quickly filled that need by acquiring Jeff Wilson Jr. from the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners get a 2023 fifth-round pick in return.
Bradley Chubb Heads to Miami
The Vikings may have beaten Miami to the punch for the first big deal of the day, but the Dolphins add a huge piece to their defense in the waning hours of the trade deadline. They acquire EDGE Bradley Chubb from the Denver Broncos, adding loads of talent to their pass-rushing group. Chubb is also expected to work out a new long-term deal with the Dolphins. Here is the full breakdown of compensation.
- EDGE Bradley Chubb
- 2025 fifth-round pick
- 2023 first-round pick (via SF)
- 2024 fourth-round pick
- RB Chase Edmonds
Steelers Add Defender
The Pittsburgh Steelers have now made two trades ahead of the deadline. In this move, they acquire CB William Jackson III from the Washington Commanders. The two teams are expected to swap picks in the later rounds of the draft as well.
Bears Give Justin Fields a Weapon
One of the biggest issues with the Chicago Bears offense has been a lack of wide receiver talent. At the trade deadline, Chicago attempted to fix that problem by acquiring Chase Claypool from the Pittsburgh Steelers. In return, Chicago sends a 2023 second-round pick to Pittsburgh.
Here’s the full PurplePTSD story: Bears Turn from Sellers to Buyers
T.J. Hockenson Heads to the Vikings
The first big domino of the actual NFL trade deadline day has fallen as the Minnesota Vikings acquire T.J. Hockenson from the Detroit Lions.
Here is the total compensation headed in both directions:
- T.J. Hockenson
- 2023 fourth-round pick
- 2024 conditional fourth-round pick
- 2023 second-round pick
- 2024 third round pick
Here’s the official PurplePTSD story on this win-now move:
Brandin Cooks Likes Vikings?
Apparently, Brandin Cooks is a fan of either 1) the Minnesota Vikings or 2) stirring the pot of trade rumors. It seems the Texans WR typed “Brandin Cooks Vikings trade” into the Twitter search engine because he has liked multiple tweets suggesting that the Vikings should trade for him over the past 24 hours.
That likelihood takes a hit with the Vikings acquiring Hockenson, but it’s still out there given that Minnesota still has plenty of draft capital. For more information on this story, check out either of these two stories here on PurplePTSD.com:
- The Vikings Have Competition from Rivals in WR Sweepstakes
- Texans WR Stirs the Pot of Vikings Trade Rumors
The Bears Are Selling
The Chicago Bears have proven to be sellers as the NFL trade deadline approaches. They’ve dealt both Robert Quinn and Roquan Smith over the course of the past week. Quinn heads to the Philadelphia Eagles for a fourth-round pick. Meanwhile, Smith goes to the Baltimore Ravens, and the Bears got second and fifth round picks in 2023 as well as A.J. Klein.
Here are our stories on the two Bears trades:
- Roquan Smith: Vikings Division Rivals Continue to Be Trade Deadline Sellers
- Robert Quinn: TRADE: Vikings Main Competition in NFC Gets Stronger
Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. He also earned minors in History, Human Biology, and Journalism. When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys marathon training, playing video games, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. For more of his opinions, check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.