3 players the Commanders absolutely shouldn’t sell at trade deadline
By Tim Payne
1. Curtis Samuel
Some might be tempted to sell high on Curtis Samuel given this performance this season (and given the fear of another injury cropping up and robbing him and the team of his services later this season or next).
But his versatility and effectiveness in Turner’s offense is too valuable to consider him as trade fodder. In addition, his cap hit of $13M next year is extremely palatable for a weapon of his caliber, so while it’s reasonable to expect teams to inquire about his availability, the Commanders should definitely not trade Samuel at the deadline.
Unless…they are confident Jahan Dotson is coming back from his hamstring injury and a team offers a 2023 or 2024 first-round pick as trade compensation. Samuel could be exactly the type of weapon a contender could get a bit desperate for as the deadline nears and injuries continue to take their toll across the league. And a WR corps of McLaurin, Dotson, Cam Sims, Dyami Brown, and Dax Milne is sufficient in an offense that utilizes TEs and RBs in the passing game as much as Washington does.
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