Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Wide receiver market set by AFC East deals
AFC East teams -- three of them in particular -- have established the market parameters for wide receiver trades.
NFC West blogger-in-chief Mike Sando produced an impressive overview of what the NFL trade market is for the position.
Sando compiled 17 receiver trades since 2007 for his analysis, which was prompted by the New England Patriots' two recent deals. They sent Randy Moss to the Minnesota Vikings and acquired Deion Branch from the Seattle Seahawks.
Seven of the top 10 trades (as broken down by compensation exchanged for the receiver) featured at least one AFC East club. Ten of the 17 trades Sando listed had an AFC East partner.
The Buffalo Bills are the lone AFC East team not involved in any of the 17 deals.
The analysis takes on further significance with the Oct. 19 trade deadline closing in and provides an idea for what the Bills might expect to get for Lee Evans if they were inclined to trade him.
3. Branch from the Patriots to the Seahawks in 2006.
4. Brandon Marshall from the Denver Broncos to the Miami Dolphins this year.
5. Wes Welker from the Dolphins to the Patriots in 2007.
6. Chris Chambers from the Dolphins to the Chargers in 2007.
7. Braylon Edwards from the Cleveland Browns to the New York Jets in 2009.
9. Moss from the Patriots to the Vikings last week.
10. Moss from the Oakland Raiders to the Patriots in 2007.
12. Ted Ginn from the Dolphins to the San Francisco 49ers this year.
13. Branch from the Seahawks to the Patriots this week.
15. Greg Lewis from the Philadelphia Eagles to the Patriots in 2009.