The trade market has been heating up to start this offseason. First, the Kansas City Chiefs dealt quarterback Alex Smith to the Washington Redskins, therefore virtually ending the Kirk Cousins era in D.C. Then on Friday, the Chiefs made another move by trading cornerback Marcus Peters to the Los Angeles Rams.
One of the biggest names out on the market entering the offseason was wide receiver Jarvis Landry. However, the Miami Dolphins placed the franchise tag on Landry, which prevented him from hitting the open market.
Now, it seems the Dolphins are shopping their 2014 second-round draft pick. Landry's tag is $16 million, so Miami has to find someone who will take that and give the Dolphins high end draft picks.
The Miami Herald's Adam Beasley said on Friday it would be a "stunner", if Landry isn't traded within the next few weeks. Miami of course could still find a way to work out a long-term deal, but only if the two sides can see eye-to-eye. It is worth noting, Beasley wrote that a trade is the "likeliest outcome."
Beasley still brings up the Baltimore Ravens as a possible landing spot, but it's doubtful that general manager Ozzie Newsome makes that kind of deal. Not only bringing in Landry's $16 million cap hit and the goal to work out a deal, but Newsome would have to give up possibly a couple of draft picks for him. Wherever Landry ends up for the 2018 season, it will be interesting to how his fate affects the NFL, and possibly the AFC playoff picture for next season.