We're about to hit prime trade season, folks. The NFL set this year's trade deadline on Halloween, Oct. 31st and we're less than a week away from reaching that date so get ready to hear about a good bunch of trade rumors during the next few days.
One of the main storylines involving the Baltimore Ravens and the trade deadline is whether or not the Flock will try to acquire a running back to make up for the loss of RB1 J.K. Dobbins, who is out for the season.
We've heard about the possibility of trading for New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley before. We have heard about the possibility of landing New York Jets rusher Dalvin Cook, too.
Now, we're also getting loud whispers and support for a fantasy trade involving Tennessee Titans King Rusher Derrick Henry. That is what Tyler Sullivan of CBS Sports thinks would fit both clubs best ahead of Oct. 31.
"Every player on the roster is on the table to be traded, which includes star running back Derrick Henry. Tennessee is currently 2-4 on the season and seems headed for a total rebuild in the coming seasons. The Titans could begin that process now by trading away their foundational piece on offense in Henry to a contender like Baltimore. The Ravens would be a fantastic landing spot for Henry as they have been starved for a running back of his caliber to complement quarterback Lamar Jackson's rushing ability. Not only would that take some of the pressure off of Jackson, but the two would make arguably the most electric QB-RB duos that the league has to offer."- Tyler Sulluivan, CBS
With the Titans seemingly in tank/rebuild mode following the trade of safety Kevin Byard a few days ago, it'd make sense for them to go all the way and just sell all of their valuable assets to start anew.
That would include running back Derrick Henry. Sullivan agrees, saying "it seems like every player on the roster is on the table," naming Henry as one of those.
When it comes to the Ravens side of things, Sullivan wrote that Baltimore "would be a fantastic landing spot" reasoning that under the thought that the Ravens "have been starved for a running back of his caliber to complement quarterback Lamar Jackson's rushing ability."
That's very much correct, as Jackson has so far carried the load of the running game in the offense with both running backs Gus Edwards and Justice Hill miles away from reaching Jackson's production even though they are supposed to lead the backfield and the rushing game.
We agree with Sullivan in that having Henry "would take some of the pressure off of Jackson," as well as "make arguably the most electric QB-RB duo the league has to offer."
With the Titans struggling and not having that much leverage, it shouldn't take that much in terms of assets to poach Henry away from Tennessee.
The running back has racked up 425 yards on 98 carries this season including scoring three touchdowns, and if anything other than a first/second-rounder is enough to trade for him then Baltimore should do that in a hurry.