Tight ends Washington could consider trading for before 2020 NFL season
It’s no secret that the Washington Football Team lacks tight end talent. Here are some options to upgrade the position via trade.
On Saturday, the Miami Dolphins made a high-upside trade for a young tight end. The rebuilding club swapped a future seventh-round selection with the Chicago Bears in order to get their hands on Adam Shaheen.
Shaheen was a former second-round pick by the Bears but he hasn’t panned out for Chicago. But he still has the raw talent needed to make an impact at the next level. So, the Dolphins decided to take a chance on him in a low-cost, low-risk deal.
The Shaheen trade is one the Washington Football Team could’ve considered making. They’re weak at the tight end position and they could use some players with long-term upside. Sure, they have Hale Hentges and Thaddeus Moss — two players who have room for growth — but adding more proven players or guys with higher ceilings may be worth it.
There aren’t many tight ends left on the open market that would fit this mold. But on the trade market, there are a few intriguing names available that Washington could target in the hopes of finding a long-term middle-of-the-field target for Dwayne Haskins to target.
Washington isn’t guaranteed to make a deal. And more likely than not, they’ll stand pat at the position unless things a) really go south or b) a great value becomes available via trade.
But still, the option is worth exploring. And here’s a look at a few tight ends that the team could explore adding on the trade market should they become available.