We’re in the first month of the 2022 NFL season and as the league’s power structure continues to play out, the trade deadline is fast approaching.
Set for Nov. 1, 2022, the NFL’s trade deadline will be one of the last chances that competing teams can add to their rosters before the end of the regular season.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 NFL Trade Deadline, including some players who may be on the move.
2022 NFL Trade Deadline Information
When: November 1, 2022
Time: All redemptions must be completed by the 4 p.m. EST deadline
Players who might be on the Trade Block
Christian McCaffreyRB, Carolina Panthers: The Panthers dealt McCaffrey to the 49ers more than a week before the trade deadline in exchange for a second, third and fourth-round pick in 2023 and a fifth-round pick in 2025. McCaffrey, 26, has three years left on his contract after 2022 and is an immediate upgrade to the San Francisco background. McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel and George Kittle are quite the trio of talented players for Jimmy Garoppolo work with.
Melvin Gordon, RB, Denver Broncos: Gordon recently sparked trade speculation after liking a tweet proposing he be traded to the Rams for another RB Cam Akers, but an agreement has yet to crystallize over the 29-year-old. Despite being the presumed No. 1 running back after Javonte Williams‘ injury, Gordon hasn’t seen much of an increase in utilization as Denver’s offense continues to sputter in Russell Wilsonthe first season.
DJ MooreWR, Carolina Panthers: With McCaffrey already at the door in Carolina, could Moore be next? Moore just signed a three-year contract extension in March, so it’s hard to believe the Panthers would fire him so soon after agreeing an extension, but crazier things have happened.
hunt kareemRB, Cleveland Browns: Hunt is expected to enter free agency after this season and has failed to reach an agreement on a new contract with the Browns. Hunt is an overqualified substitute behind Nick Chubbso any team in need could potentially acquire Hunt for relatively little cost and use him as a starter.
Josh JacobsRB, Las Vegas Raiders: Similar to Hunt, Jacobs is a rookie-caliber running back in his free agency and doesn’t have a new deal with his current team. What could prevent the Raiders from dealing with Jacobs is the lack of depth behind him. If the Browns traded Hunt, they would still have Nick Chubb and D’Ernest Johnson as reliable replacements.
Jakobi MeyersWR, New England Patriots: The Patriots aren’t going anywhere this season and with Meyers set to become a free agent, he represents one of New England’s few attractive trade chips. Strategist McJones seems to have a good connection with him, but if the Patriots think they’ll lose Meyers for nothing, they might see trading him as a good idea.
Roquan-SmithKG, Chicago Bears: Smith requested a trade from the Bears after he was unable to get a new contract. He’s one of the best linebackers in the NFL and while the position isn’t as valuable as it once was, it’s never a bad thing to have a Pro Bowler on your defense.
Deion JonesKG, Atlanta Falcons: Jones is another talented linebacker who found himself in trade rumors ahead of the 2022 season. That may have more to do with Atlanta’s need to clear cap space than their thoughts on Jones, though. Still, if a team in need of linebackers needs someone who can play all three downs, Jones is a great option.
Kenny GolladayWR, New York Giants: Golladay has publicly expressed his dissatisfaction with the Giants and his production remains extremely low now in his second season with New York. It sounds like a situation where both parties would benefit from moving on from each other.