Three teams–the Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, and Indianapolis Colts–are expected to be active at the NFL trade deadline, according to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole. The deadline is rapidly approaching with Tuesday, November 1st at 4pm ET the last time teams can make trades until the offseason.
Perhaps the most interesting team on Cole’s list is the Vikings. They are 5-1, but have dealt with season-ending injuries to both their starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and running back Adrian Peterson. Given the lengthy injury history of current quarterback Sam Bradford and the current ankle injury to running back Jerick McKinnon, a backup plan at those positions wouldn’t be a bad idea as they are currently in the driver’s seat for a playoff appearance the NFC North Division title.
The Seahawks may also be in the market for a backup quarterback as Russell Wilson has been dealing with multiple injuries throughout the season to his ankle, knee, and, now, his right pectoral. He has been limited in practice this week leading up to the deadline. They’ll likely need to continue their strong play to hold off the Arizona Cardinals for the division title. Both the Seahawks and Vikings could also tangentially address their quarterback injury worries by solidifying their offensive lines.
The Colts, aside from quarterback Andrew Luck and an increasingly healthy receiving corps, could use a little bit of everything. They could conceivably look for a pass rusher to help out a secondary that has held its own or an offensive lineman to protect Luck, who has seemingly been under intense pressure every game this season.