The NFL trade deadline has now passed with the clock ticking past 4pm Eastern on Tuesday and it delivered in a big way with a slew of major deals on a frenetic afternoon.
We already had massive trades including Christian McCaffrey to San Francisco, Kadarius Toney to Kansas City, Robert Quinn to Philadelphia and Roquan Smith to Baltimore.
But Tuesday provided a string of new storylines to dig into as the deadline ticked ever closer.
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When was the NFL trade deadline in 2022?
The NFL trade deadline was Tuesday November 1, 2022 at 4pm Eastern Time (1pm PST).
NFL Trade Deadline Trades
Here are the biggest NFL trade deadline moves in 2022:
Bradley Chubb (OLB, Denver Broncos to Miami Dolphins, November 1): Woo boy, what a huge deal on deadline day. Miami is all in on 2022 as it sends a 2023 first-round pick, a fourth-round pick in 2024 and RB Chase Edmonds to the Rockies. In return the Dolphins get the terrific OLB Chubb and a fifth-rounder in 2025. As for the Broncos, those Super Bowl dreams appear to be in tatters after that massive deal to bring Russell Wilson to town.
Jeff Wilson (RB, San Francisco 49ers to Miami Dolphins): Mike McDaniel loves 49er RBs (he already picked up Raheem Mostert), so no surprise he went out and got himself another. He sends a 2023 fifth-round pick to Santa Clara in return for Wilson, who is now surplus to requirements in the Bay Area after the blockbuster acquisition of Christian McCaffrey. Wilson will replace Chase Edmonds, who was dealt to Denver in that huge Bradley Chubb trade.
Chase Claypool (WR, Pittsburgh Steelers to Chicago Bears): Wow, at last, the Bears give Justin Fields somebody to throw to. They send their original 2023 second-rounder (not the one they received in the Roquan Smith trade) to Pittsburgh in return for the 24-year-old Claypool.
Nyheim Hines (RB, Indianapolis Colts to Buffalo Bills, November 1): The Bills finally snag a pass-catching back as they load up for that Super Bowl run in 2022. Buffalo sends a conditional 2023 sixth-round pick and Zack Moss to Indy in return for Hines.
Calvin Ridley (WR, Atlanta Falcons to Jacksonville Jaguars, November 1): The Jags beef up their passing attack by trading for suspended Falcons WR Ridley. Out of the game since being banned for betting on NFL games last year, Ridley will cost the Jags a maximum price of a fifth-round pick in 2023 and a second-rounder in 2024. That price could become lower dependent on when Ridley is reinstated, and how he performs in future years.
T.J. Hockenson (TE, Detroit Lions to Minnesota Vikings, November 1): Another huge deal with a team with playoff aspirations loading up for a postseason run. Minnesota is 6-1 and one of the favorites to represent the NFC at Super Bowl LVII, and now it gives Kirk Cousins another weapon with the acquisition of Hockenson from the faltering Detroit Lions. Minnesota sends a second-round pick in 2023 and a third-rounder in 2024, while it gets back a 2023 fourth and a conditional fourth in 2024, as well as Hockenson.
William Jackson (CB, Washington Commanders to Pittsburgh Steelers, November 1): Washington offloads Jackson after a disastrous 16-game stay in the nation’s capital following his big-bucks signing in 2021. That contract included $26million in guaranteed money, but it was hardly money well spent. All the Commanders get back for dealing him to Pittsburgh is a conditional sixth-round pick in 2025. Washington actually also gives up a conditional seventh in 2025. This was all about getting a sizeable bust off the books.
Jacob Martin (DE, New York Jets to Denver Broncos, November 1): The Broncos acquire a pass rusher following the decision to deal Bradley Chubb to Miami. This deal though isn’t that level of blockbuster, with Martin costing a fourth-round pick in 2024. The Broncos get Martin and a fifth in 2024.
Rashad Fenton (CB, Kansas City Chiefs to Atlanta Falcons, November 1): The Falcons have struggled to stop anybody passing on them in 2022, and they beef up their secondary by sending a conditional seventh-round pick in 2023 to Kansas City in return for Fenton. The CB is surplus to requirements at Arrowhead with Chiefs 2022 first-round Trent McDuffie now back on the active roster following an injury.
Dean Marlowe (S, Atlanta Falcons to Buffalo Bills, November 1): The Bills acquire more depth by trading a seventh-round pick in 2023 to the Falcons in return for the experienced Marlowe.
Roquan Smith (LB, Chicago Bears to Baltimore Ravens, October 31): Just five days after dealing Robert Quinn to Philadelphia, the Bears are big sellers again as they send Roquan Smith to Baltimore in return for second and fifth-round draft picks in 2023 and LB A.J. Klein. Smith is a tackling machine and should significantly improve a Ravens defense which has struggled to stop anybody in 2022. How the Bears brass sell this to their team however is something we are not sure about. We have a team with very little talent really giving it all every week, and seeing what talent there is shipped out of the building. Tough times if you are a Bear in 2022.
Kadarius Toney (WR, New York Giants to Kansas City Chiefs, October 27): The Chiefs give Patrick Mahomes another weapon as they prepare for that (hoped for) January showdown with Josh Allen and the Bills. The Giants meanwhile move on from a talented player who never realized his potential in the Big Apple, getting a compensatory third-round pick and a sixth-rounder, both in 2023. Toney played just 12 games in a Giants uniform with injuries hampering his progress, and he failed to score a single touchdown.
Robert Quinn (DE, Chicago Bears to Philadelphia Eagles, October 26): The Eagles are no stranger to making big midseason moves – remember when the deal for RB Jay Ajayi back in 2017 helped them to that one and only Super Bowl championship so far? Well they are clearly loading up for another Super Bowl run by sending a fourth-round pick to Chicago for DE Robert Quinn. The 11-year pro had 18.5 sacks in 2021 but only a solitary one so far in 2022 and the Eagles will hope he will catch fire in the city of Brotherly Love. Quinn’s career – which has brought him 102 sacks – has been boom or bust so far. Some incredible seasons mixed in with a few pretty disappointing ones. On the positive side, he fits into a dominant and explosive front seven, which should give him opportunities to shine.
Johnathan Hankins (DT, Las Vegas Raiders to Dallas Cowboys, October 25): The Cowboys have a sensational pass rush with the likes of DPOY favorite Micah Parsons, DeMarcus Lawrence and Dorance Armstrong wreaking havoc in opposing backfields. But here they make a move to try and bolster their run defense by adding former Giants second-round pick Hankins in a trade with the Las Vegas Raiders. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Dallas gives up a 2023 sixth-round pick and gets a seventh back in 2024 as part of the deal. The 30-year-old Hankins has 10 tackles and one QB hit so far in 2022. Yet another piece for the mighty Dan Quinn to work with.
James Robinson (RB, Jacksonville Jaguars to New York Jets, October 25): The New York Jets moved to 5-2 on Sunday with yet another win, but the victory in Denver came at huge cost with Offensive Rookie of the Year favorite Breece Hall going down for the season with a torn ACL. The Jets move fast as a result to acquire Robinson from the Jags, sending a sixth-round pick to Florida that come end up becoming a fifth if he rushes for 600 yards in 2022 (he already has 340). Robinson is now expendable in Jacksonville with 2021 first-round pick Travis Etienne taking his role in the starting lineup in recent weeks.
Christian McCaffrey (RB, Carolina Panthers to San Francisco 49ers, October 21): The Panthers deal superstar RB ‘Run CMC’ to the 49ers on October 21 in a huge deal which sees San Francisco give up second, third and fourth-round picks in 2022 and a fifth-rounder in 2023. San Fran also has to pick up the tab for McCaffrey’s not insignificant contract, which is a 4-year deal worth a total of more than $64million. On the face of it, an absolutely terrific deal for Carolina.
Robbie Anderson (WR, Carolina Panthers to Arizona Cardinals, October 17): The Panthers trade away another offensive weapon, this time WR Anderson to the Arizona Cardinals on October 17, as they look to rack up draft capital for 2023 following the firing of HC Matt Rhule. Carolina gets ‘only’ a sixth-round pick in 2024 and a seventh in 2025. Essentially they are just getting Anderson off the books just 24 hours after he was ejected from the loss to the Rams by his own team following a heated sideline argument with WR coach Joe Dailey.
Deion Jones (LB, Atlanta Falcons to Cleveland Browns, October 10): Atlanta, in rebuild mode, decides to trade longtime franchise cornerstone Jones to the Cleveland Browns. Again the compensation in draft terms is pretty measly – just a sixth-round pick in 2024 while Atlanta actually gives up a seventh in 2025 as part of the deal.
The NFL trade deadline was Tuesday November 1, 2022 at 4pm Eastern/1pm Pacific.
That depends on their contract. If a player has a ‘no-trade clause’ in his contract, he can basically decide where he goes. If he does not like a move he can refuse it. He has to give the green light to any trade. If a player does not have a no-trade clause in his current deal, he has to go where his current team sends him.