NFL Trade Deadline 2019: 5 Landing spots for A.J. Green

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4. Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks have already traded for one one-year rental in Jadeveon Clowney, why not add Green to help compete against the surging San Francisco 49ers? Seattle already has a promising duo of wide receivers locked up on contracts for the immediate future, but Green would elevate their receiving corps to the ranks of the NFL’s elite.

Right now, Tyler Lockett is Seattle’s leading wide receiver. The former Pro Bowl return man has matured into a terrific wide receiver. He is currently averaging 75.7 yards per game, five receptions per game and is scoring a touchdown once every two games. Those numbers line up almost exactly with what Green has produced during his career. The two of them together, along with rookie D.K. Metcalf, would only bolster Russell Wilson‘s production.

Wilson is another reason why Seattle should trade for Green. The former Super Bowl champion is having his best season as a pro. Wilson is leading the NFL in passer rating and has yet to throw an interception this season. He is also setting career highs in completion percentage and yards per game.

The Seahawks also recently lost tight end Will Dissly for the season with an Achilles injury. At the time of his injury, Dissly was the team’s third-leading receiver in yards and led the team in receiving touchdowns with four. Somebody, even if they aren’t a tight end, needs to fill that production.

With Seattle at 5-1 and Wilson performing at an MVP level, now is the time for Seattle to strike with another big move. The Seahawks shouldn’t worry about mortgaging draft picks either, considering their last two first-round picks are backups and the team went without first-rounders in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017.

Whatever it takes to get Green, the Seahawks shouldn’t be afraid to pay the price. The team has proven they can survive and perform without high picks.