NFL Trade Deadline – NFC North Edition

NFL Trade Deadline – NFC North Edition
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The conclusion of the 2018 NFL trade deadline shell-shocked many fans, most of those effected being fans of NFC North franchises. So without further ado, let’s dive straight into the trades.  

Golden Tate III to the Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles were able to add superstar wide receiver Golden Tate III to their roster for as little as a third-round pick. The veteran Pro Bowler will add another threat to an already talented receiving core, whilst providing leadership in the locker room. With one Super Bowl ring in his possession already, could Tate be crucial in the Eagles’ hunt for duplicating the success of last year?

Green Bay Packers Trade Away

In the most unsurprising move of the trade deadline, Ty Montgomery was traded away from Green Bay. After his infamous fumble in the Packers’ defeat to the Rams on Sunday, the Ravens were able to swoop in and trade Montgomery for as little as a seventh-round pick in the 2020 Draft. Montgomery will provide much-needed help in the backfield, which should help to create some breathing room for Joe Flacco. 

The steal of the deadline for me however, is the Washington Redskins’ acquisition of Pro Bowl safety, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. Admittedly, Clinton-Dix disclosed that 2018 would be his final year at Lambeau Field which ought to have effected the cost of the trade, considering the Redskins picked him up for a measly fourth-round pick.  

Best of the Rest

The Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears decided to forego trading, which hints at both teams being content to compete with the rosters as they are now. 

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