It’s no secret that a John Ross trade is likely to occur before the NFL trade deadline. In fact, the Cincinnati Bengals receiver even tweeted out just how he feels:
It’s very obvious that his playing time isn’t going to change soon. The Bengals have plenty of receivers above him in the depth chart and likely couldn’t get much return from a trade for him. With plenty of teams interested in him, however, it seems that he will be out of Cincinnati soon.
Here are three possible John Ross trade destinations before the NFL trade deadline.
Possible John Ross Trade Destinations | NFL Trade Deadline
The Philadelphia Eagles might only be 3-4-1, but that’s still good enough for first in this historically bad NFC East division. For the second year in a row, the injury bug is running rampant in Philadelphia. Ross won’t warrant too high of a price and it’s worth it for Philly. They need more offensive weapons to help quarterback Carson Wentz. Ross is also still young and likely has plenty of improvement left. He isn’t the sexiest option at wide receiver, but for a team that doesn’t want to pay too much and just needs a body at this point, he’ll do.
Green Bay Packers
Yeah I know, I always bring up the Green Bay Packers. The Packers fit though, as they were absolutely exposed by the Minnesota Vikings. Not only does Mike Pettine suddenly look like the most inept defensive coordinator outside of Mike Nolan in Dallas, but the passing game needs another weapon. The Packers have Davante Adams and Allen Lazard will come back soon, but what happens if one gets hurt again? What is going to happen if one misses playoff time? This Green Bay team is notoriously conservative in trades. However, Ross isn’t exactly a hot commodity, and they can make a move without disrupting what they have in their current team.
Don’t look now, but the Miami Dolphins are 4-3. They have won three straight and four of their last five. They have a solid WR1 in DeVante Parker and a decent WR2 in Preston Williams. With all of their draft picks they have stocked up, they will definitely be getting even better. Ross may be cheap right now but his speed is elite. He could be a very sneaky option for the passing attack and, if successful, could let the Dolphins use some of their cap and draft pick stock towards other needs. This trade may not make a lot of sense for this year, but if the Dolphins can stock up the offense a little more this offseason, he could make one hell of a WR3.