Some big deals were made before the NFL trade deadline, but the Minnesota Vikings stood firm with their roster heading into the rest of the 2017 season.
The NFL trade deadline can be an exciting time for fans. Sometimes, a few blockbuster deals go down and playoff caliber teams get stronger or young teams build for the future. However, the Minnesota Vikings aren’t a team known for making such deals.
October 31, 2017 at 3 pm central time was the deadline for teams to move players around. And while the Vikings sit with a 6-2 record entering their bye week, the team decided not to make any last-minute deals.
There were some squads that made big moves to improve their squads. Here are just a few of the transactions made prior to the NFL trade deadline:
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- Philadelphia Eagles trade for Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi. The Eagles are one of the surprising teams in the NFL this year and they improved the already dangerous running back group by adding a dynamic rusher to the fold.
- Seattle Seahawks trade for Houston Texans left tackle Duane Brown. The biggest weakness of the Seahawks is their ability to protect quarterback Russell Wilson. Now, they get a veteran anchor and blindside protector for him.
- San Francisco 49ers trade for New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garopolo. At one time, it looked like Jimmy G would be the future after the Tom Brady era ended in New England. Now, he has a shot at leading the 49ers back to relevance.
Are you disappointed that the Minnesota Vikings didn’t work out a trade before the deadline passed? Or are you happy the team stood firm with the players they have heading into the second half of the season? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.