Although the NFL isn’t typically considered a trade-happy league, that reputation has been earned due to a lack of major trade-deadline activity, and doesn’t necessarily tell the whole story. In the NFL offseason, big-name players and early-round draft picks change hands with greater frequency, as trades serve as a key tool for teams looking to upgrade their rosters or accelerate a rebuild.
We’ve already seen a few trades consummated since the 2017 league year began on March 9th, and with the draft not too far off, several more deals figure to be completed this spring. We’ll track those moves – and the rest of the year’s trades, right up until the fall deadline – in this space.
Here’s a breakdown of 2017’s trades to date, in reverse chronological order:
- 49ers acquire C Jeremy Zuttah and a 2017 sixth-round pick (No. 198).
- Ravens acquired a 2017 sixth-round pick (No. 186).
- Patriots acquire WR Brandin Cooks and 2017 fourth-round pick (No. 118).
- Saints acquire a 2017 first-round pick (No. 32) and a 2017 third-round pick (No. 103).
- Patriots acquire DE Kony Ealy and a 2017 third-round pick (No. 72).
- Panthers acquire 2017 second-round pick (No. 64).
- Dolphins acquire DE William Hayes and a 2017 seventh-round pick (No. 223).
- Rams acquire a 2017 sixth-round pick (No. 206).
- Browns acquire QB Brock Osweiler, a 2017 sixth-round pick (No. 188), and a 2018 second-round pick.
- Texans acquire a 2017 fourth-round pick (No. 142).
- Patriots acquire TE Dwayne Allen and a 2017 sixth-round pick (No. 200).
- Colts acquire a 2017 fourth-round pick (No. 137).
- Dolphins acquire TE Julius Thomas.
- Jaguars acquire a 2017 seventh-round pick (No. 240).
- Jaguars acquire T Branden Albert.
- Dolphins acquire a 2018 seventh-round pick.