The NFL has been locked out for nearly 130 days, and the labor negotiations have wreaked havoc on the scheduled offseason events.
The majority of trades and free-agent signings would have occurred months ago without the transaction freeze, but instead we've been forced to play the guessing game for the entire offseason.
Luckily we're all pretty good with rampant speculation, and to this point it's been the only thing keeping fans, myself alike, sane during the most quiet offseason in decades.
There are two types of speculation with regards to the NFL: One can speculate on a situation that is likely to occur, and one could also speculate on situations highly unlikely to occur.
This exercise will obviously fit under the latter. I will be exploring the trade value of a player who may be the least likely trade candidate in the entire league.
Tom Brady was the league's first unanimous MVP in 2010. The honor was his second in the last four years. He's a three-time Super Bowl champion and a guaranteed first-ballot Hall of Famer. In the prime of his career, Brady is the face of the New England Patriots franchise and sees himself there for another decade.
There is not even the slightest chance that the Patriots would move him, but it's mightily interesting to discuss such a hypothetical situation. Just what is Brady's value in a trade with regard to the quarterback-needy teams this offseason?
With just a few clicks you can read my take, and I'd love to hear yours in the comment section below.