The Washington Football Team is nearing rock-bottom following their Week 6 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at FedEx Field.
We won’t go as far as to say their season is over. With an extra Wild Card team added to each conference this year, Washington could potentially sneak in, especially when you consider how many NFC teams are struggling.
If Washington actually wants to save their season, the front office better be hyperactive leading up to the Nov. 2 deadline, which will be here before you know it. We’ve already highlighted a few players we’d be in favor of trading for but what’s a trade deadline without thinking outside the box a little bit?
With that in mind, let’s highlight a few bold trade targets Washington should consider before the Nov. 2 cutoff.
Washington Football Team: 3 bold trade deadline targets
3. Jordan Hicks
The Jordan Hicks melodrama in Arizona has simmered since the start of the season, but something tells us he’d still be open to a trade.
For those unaware, Hicks endured an unexpected (and undeserved) drama-filled offseason. Not only did he take a pay cut to help the Cardinals create more cap space, but first-round LB Zaven Collins was named the starter over him without a competition. As a result, he requested a trade, but nothing came to fruition.
To Hicks’ credit, he showed up to training camp in good spirts, put his head down and has reclaimed his starting role, though it’s worth noting Collins and Isaiah Simmons are seeing plenty of work, too.
In the simplest of terms, Hicks is everything Washington is currently missing in the middle of their defense. Over the last two seasons, the 29-year-old has racked up 268 tackles, 10 passes defended, four interceptions and eight QB hits.
For a player who’s seemingly ALWAYS around the ball, Hicks has a career 8.6% missed tackle percentage. Pretty impressive.
We’re not sure what Hicks’ trade market looks like, or whether Arizona is keen on unloading him, but the least Washington can do is get the Cards on the phone to persuade them to cut bait with the seventh-year pro.
He’d be a revelation for Washington’s defense. Plain and simple.