NFL Trades: Who won and who lost?

Jason Bishop Jr, Staff Writer

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It’s that time of year where your NFL team can become even worse or is getting better. The NFL trade deadline has just passed and here are the biggest upsets and wins.


Packers safety, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, was traded to the Washington Redskins for a 2019 fourth-round pick. In my opinion, this is the best thing ever. My favorite team is the Washington Redskins, and to acquire the Packers’ best safety, arguably their best defensive player, is a huge win. With the Redskins 5-2 record and DJ Swearinger being the current best safety in the league according to his stats, it will be a huge crowd pleaser. Seeing the two best safeties play with each other on my favorite team is like Christmas coming early.


The Jaguars defensive end, Dante Fowler, Jr, was traded to the Los Angeles Rams for a  2019 third-round pick and a 2020 fifth-round pick. Honestly, this is another big improvement for the Rams’ already impeccable season. The Rams’ D-line already has Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh as their big hitters and adding another one is just too good to be true. This could make the Rams’ defense just that much better. I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say that the Rams will go very far in the playoffs this year.


The Denver Broncos wide receiver, Demaryius Thomas, was traded to the Houston Texans for a 2019 fourth-round pick with a swap of a seventh round picks. I’m truly not a fan of the Broncos, but seeing this trade breaks my heart. Thomas is a huge part of the Broncos’ brand and for the Broncos organization to let him go when he expected to retire soon is just disappointing. The Broncos will still retire his jersey and number when he retires. For the Texans’ side of the story, they must be thrilled to have another star wide receiver join their best wide receiver Deandre Hopkins.


The Cleveland Browns wide receiver, Josh Gordon and a 2019 seventh-round pick were traded to the New England Patriots for a 2019 fifth-round pick. With a surprising start to the Browns’ season, their winning drought finally ended after 635 days. What I do not understand is why you would get rid of one of your best wide receivers when your team finally looks like it’s improving? Also, what good player are you gonna get from the fifth round of the NFL draft?


Lastly, the Green Bay Packers traded their star running back, Ty Montgomery, to the Baltimore Ravens for a 2020 seventh-round pick. I honestly like this trade because the Ravens are on the rise to become a major contender for the Super Bowl. With a new running back to accompany their rookie star quarterback, Lamar Jackson, it’s just going to be fun to watch these young cats take over the AFC North.


As a final point, a mix up of players is always refreshing to see and for new teams to rise up and take the glory. Each team has its own strong assets, but who will come up and win it all? Only time will tell.