After the recent acquisition of Randy Moss by the Minnesota Vikings from the New England Patriots, many are wondering who is next in this recent surge of trades around the NFL. Many teams need a little something to jump start their season and a trade is just what they need to accomplish this. Whether it be getting rid of a player, or picking up a player, it is essential.
Here are five players who could be on the move.
The suspended Chargers Pro Bowl receiver has been receiving a lot of attention as of late on the trade rumors across the NFL. Although the market has shrunk with the recent acquisition of Randy Moss by the Vikings, there are still opportunities for Jackson to be traded across the NFL.
Jackson helped the Chargers to an excellent season last year compiling stats of 68 receptions, 1167 yards, and a total of 9 touchdowns. Jackson has made it known that he wants out of San Diego.
One team that needs his services is Jacksonville. The Jaguars who have been struggling as of late need a boost on the offensive end to be successful this year and Jackson would be the perfect fit.
The Eagles need to make a decision and they need to make a decision soon. They need to decide who is going to be their quarterback in the future. Is it going to be Michael Vick, or will it be Kevin Kolb. Although Vick is hurt right now with a rib injury, he will be back in a few weeks. The Eagles have a great opportunity to make a great trade if they can trade off Kolb now. It would not only help their team chemistry, but it would allow their pay roll to be cut a bit.
A great candidate for Kolb would be Arizona. Arizona who has been struggling as of late, needs someone to pass to the great wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. With the retirement of Kurt Warner, and the bust of Matt Leinart, they are left with a washed up Derek Anderson. Lets face it, he wasn't good enough for the Browns, he won't be good enough for anyone else.
Acquiring Kolb would be a great advantage to the Cardinals, and could possibly help them turn this horrible season around.
Jason Campbell went to the Oakland Raiders this off-season hoping to get a chance to lead a team, and be the number one quarterback after the Redskins acquired Donovan McNabb. Unfortunately for Campbell, he was once again ousted as the number one quarter back by Oakland quarterback Bruce Gradkowski.
A few teams could be interested in Campbell. Once again, the Arizona cardinals need a quarterback and maybe he would be a fit for them if they cannot acquire Kolb. Another situation for Campbell, would be to be traded to a team to be a back-up other than Oakland. Look for Campbell to be on the move.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were concerned at the beginning of the year with how their team would do the first four games without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Little did they know, that Charlie Batch would be able to lead the Steelers to a 3-1 start, and to the top of the AFC East.
Batch the 13 year pro out of Eastern Michigan has put up decent numbers so far this season and with the return of Roethlisberger, he will be stuck on the bench and could be an asset to a team that needs a quarterback. Batch has thrown for 352 yards and three touchdowns on very limited attempts.
A team that needs a temporary quarterback weather it be injury or what not, would be a great match for Batch.
Although having a rough season so far, Albert Haynesworth would be a great acquisition for any team looking for a run stopper. The only requirement need be that the team that he goes to must run a 4-3 defense. Haynesworth has had awful numbers only recording 6 tackles through the first four games.
It's been well reported that Haynesworth has been having problems with his current coach and that usually is a sign of getting out of a city.
The only question is, who would want him and his high salary? Maybe Tennessee, but I don't see it. Unless a team is really struggling on defense, I'm not sure that he will be traded, but getting rid of him and his huge salary would definitely be beneficial to the Redskins.