2011 NFL Trade Rumors: Sourcing Web's Latest Buzz
In the age of online rumors hitting the hot stove as soon as they're conceived, the informational highway that is the internet is extremely useful for NFL fans to stay in-the-know.
I've taken the liberty of going around the web for the latest NFL rumors, and have provided them for you, the reader, in this slideshow.
To follow is some buzz and rumors from around the web.
Terrell Owens Would Fit on Chicago Bears
Here is the rumor saying Terrell Owens would fill a need for the Bears.
Owens is coming off a season in which—despite playing well—his team finished 4-12, and he—along with friend Chad Ochocinco (more on him in a minute)—is now out in Cincinnati.
Despite this being a free-agency rumor, I found it interesting because of Owens' potential value for Chicago.
Jay Cutler lacked a true No. 1 wideout in 2010, making due with Devin Hester and Johnny Knox, and the Bears relied heavily on their defense to win football games.
Owens would bring a new dimension to the offense and open up the passing game for Cutler.
Ochocinco Could Land in New England, Chicago or Washington
Here is the rumor saying Ochocinco could land in New England, Chicago or Washington.
Ochocinco is an intriguing case this upcoming offseason.
He is obviously talented, but teams may not be as bullish about him because of his attitude and declining performance.
New England is the most likely destination of the three, as Bill Belichick has a knack for reviving older receivers with attitude problems and decreasing production totals (Randy Moss).
Chicago could also use a No. 1 receiver, as discussed in the previous slide, but Ochocinco seems like less of a fit. Owens at least seems like he wants to prove something.
Washington would be the fun choice in this case because Dan Snyder would pull off a deal like this, bringing in Ochocinco.
Price Tag for Kyle Orton Is...
Here is the rumor speculating Kyle Orton's price tag.
Jason La Canfora believes—and rightfully so—the Broncos aren't in a need-to-trade position when it comes to Orton.
While Tim Tebow may well win the starting quarterback job, Orton is a valuable commodity who could win games for any team.
Orton could probably be had for the right price, but if a team lowballs the Broncos, don't expect John Elway and Co. to pull the trigger on a deal just for the sake of making a trade.
Orton is a good short- and long-term option for any team interested in the journeyman quarterback, and with a good contract and an age on the good side of 30, Orton still has value.
Kevin Kolb to Browns Is Possible
Here is the rumor saying Kevin Kolb could be a possibility for the Cleveland Browns.
Kolb is one of the hottest trade commodities in this lockout-influenced offseason, and the quarterback has been talked about for many QB-needy teams.
Some feel Colt McCoy won't be a franchise quarterback for the Browns, and they feel the team should pursue an alternative like Kolb.
Kolb is young and can run a West Coast offense, which would make him a good fit in Cleveland, though the team could make a mistake by uprooting a fledgling young talent like McCoy, who has already been entrenched as a starter.
The Browns would probably have to fork over the 2012 first-round pick they received in the Julio Jones' trade with Atlanta, and with McCoy already on the team, it may not be worth the trouble.
Kevin Kolb to Arizona Cardinals Would Be 'Slam Dunk'
Here is the rumor saying Kevin Kolb to the Arizona Cardinals is a "slam dunk."
The Arizona Cardinals have been a probable destination for Kolb since the beginning of the offseason.
Arizona has a situation at quarterback that needs fixing, with John Skelton and Max Hall as the two candidates to start on opening day if rosters stay as they are.
Kolb has expressed interest in playing for the Cardinals this upcoming season, and Larry Fitzgerald has urged his team to pursue Kolb to throw him passes next year.
The Cardinals and Kolb would be a good fit based on offensive style, roster composition and positional need—it may well be a slam dunk.