When you look around the league for discount deals, you try to find teams that aren’t in the hunt with players toward the end of their careers or about to become free agents during a later stage of their career. Here are some names that come to mind when thinking of #HowieSZN deals:
Joseph is 35 years old, a free agent after this season, and he is still productive. He allowed a passer rating of 76.0 in 2018 and has four pass deflections through three games this year. The 2-1 Texans have shown that they are in win-now mode with their trade for Tunsil, but if they lose Sunday versus the Panthers, they may start thinking about recouping some draft picks.
The Eagles need perimeter corners. Dre Kirkpatrick is a perimeter corner. The 0-3 Bengals have a very important game with the 0-3 Steelers on Monday night and if they fall to 0-4, they could be making major changes.
Kirkpatrick, approaching his 30th birthday in a few weeks, allowed a 44% completion rate on the outside in 2018, lowest among all corners. He is currently allowing a 64.3% completion rate and 124.7 passer rating through three games, so maybe he just needs a change of scenery to get back to his 2018 self.
William Jackson III
Staying in the Bengals aisle, we now take William Jackson II off the shelf to ask the cashier his price.
Jackson III might be able to snag the Bengals more compensation in a trade, and rightfully so. He defended 14 passes as a rookie in 2017, 13 last year, and already has an interception this year. He allowed 44 catches last season on 77 targets and has allowed just six this year on 13 targets.
If Howie wants to spend a little more in the discount aisle, Jackson would be the perfect buy. Another product of the 2016 draft, as with Ramsey and Howard, Jackson is in the final year of his rookie deal and has a fifth year option for 2020. Howie could pull this deal off and afford to wait to sign him to an extension.
So what do you think, Eagles fans? Is there a name out there that you’re looking for? Let us know!
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