- Jeff Garcia tells the Browns he’s available (profootballtalk.nbcsports.com)
Lately teams that have been pegged “bad” teams are giving up young talent to acquire draft picks for the future. This brings me to ask this question. Is this the new trend in the NFL? In the past 3 weeks we have seen the Cleveland Browns trade former 3rd overall pick Trent Richardson to the Colts for a 1st round draft choice. Also, just today the Jaguars have traded former 8th overall pick LT Eugene Monroe to the Ravens, for two mid round picks in next years draft. Both, Cleveland and Jacksonville are considered to be piling up draft picks for the star studded 2014 NFL draft. But is this a good thing for the league? I say yes. Reason being is, why not get what you can for a player or player(s) if you are having bad season’s year after year. If you have teams calling for one of your star players, that will basically be playing for nothing on a bad team. Why not trade him, get picks and build a future contender. Now if its a once in a lifetime player like Adrian Peterson, Aaron Rodgers, Calvin Johnson etc I would not make that trade. But in the Brown’s case a player like Trent Richardson, who has not produced at the pace a 3rd overall pick should. Getting a 1st round pick for T-Rich was a brilliant move by the Browns brass. Especially since its going to be a boatload of potential franchise QB’s in the 2014 NFL draft. Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater being the main prize. I think this is a great thing for the consistent “bad”teams in the NFL.
What do you think? Good? Bad? Feel free to comment. Thanks for reading.