Should the NFL ax the trade deadline?

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by JCBRAVE, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. JCBRAVE

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    In the wake of the Cleveland Browns - AJ McCarron fiasco that left McCarron on the Bengals after failing to notify the league of a potential trade, McCarron is filing a grievance with the Bengals that would free him up to sign with anyone in 2018.

    Which raises a question; should there even be a trade deadline?

    Why does the NFL want to handicap its teams by imposing a trade deadline anyways...
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  2. Aqutis30

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    That would suck to be a player that gets traded away the week before the SB lol.
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  3. steverife

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    I feel like playoff teams would pick up a variety of free agents to be and make the league pretty gimmicky.
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  4. JCBRAVE

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    How does that make the league gimmicky?
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  5. Johnnyb

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    The rules on FA wouldn't change, players that have a contract with a team wouldn't become a FA until the new league year begins after the SB. It would just allow teams to trade for players rights at any point.

    So if a team is out and they want to deal off someone who they think will walk at the end of the season, they can. But teams won't do it much because they'd have to give up something for a 1 or 2 game rental and a player who won't get any time to get used to that team. So it'd be pretty high risk, and likely only happen in case of injury.
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  6. steverife

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    If each team ends up giving up nominal picks for disgruntled free agents to be. It, theoritcally, could change the landscape of every team.
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  7. RealestWhiteBoy

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    I like both the trade deadline and waiver wire in place. It keeps the league competitive and fair going into the playoffs. It doesn't make a lot of sense to start shifting rosters after the tournament is set (or beginning to take final shape).

    The only way I would like post-trade deadline trades to be allowed would be if they adopted the baseball system: you can trade past the deadline, but those players aren't allowed to be activated on the post-season roster.
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  8. CalgaryTitansFan

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    I think there should be a trade deadline, but wouldn't be opposed to pushing it back a few weeks.
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  9. Titanic_Sub

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    Jc how can you be this dumb
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  10. JCBRAVE

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    enlighten us, what is the purpose of the trade deadline
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