The main story of the NFL Draft is obviously the new crop of rookies being chosen, but almost every year, we see veteran players get traded during the weekend.
During an appearance on NFL Total Access earlier today, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport was asked about players who could possibly have new homes by Sunday.
Rapoport said that if such trades occur, they likely won’t happen until “maybe Friday, more likely Saturday” before going on to mention an AFC quarterback and an NFC tight end who might be on the block.
“I’ll give you one good example: Gardner Minshew from the Jacksonville Jaguars,” Rapoport said Thursday on NFL Total Access. “Obviously was at one time their starter, Minshew Mania was going crazy in Jacksonville. This is going to be, we think, Trevor Lawrence’s town. They also did sign a backup and gave him guaranteed money in C.J. Beathard. So I would expect them to at least explore trading Gardner Minshew.
“Another one that we’ve been watching and keeping an eye on is Zach Ertz with the Philadelphia Eagles. He has permission to seek a trade, there’s been some ongoing conversations with the Eagles and some other teams. Obviously nothing is done yet. The Eagles could keep him. They absolutely could keep him, but for the right price they’d be willing to deal him.”
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 29, 2021
Keep in mind, Rapoport is not reporting that both of these guys will be moved. He’s speculating, or making an educated guess.
The logic for trading either player is sound though, so it wouldn’t be too surprising if Minshew and/or Ertz is moved in the coming days.