NFL Trade Rumors: How Would a Lockout Affect the Trade Market?

December 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As the NFL moves into Week 16, there is one thing that hasn't changed: There is still no new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
As most of you who have been following the NFL this year know, there has been a complete standstill in negotiations with the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), which could end up forcing a lockout for the 2011 season.
With the possibility of an 18 game season being a part of the new CBA, the way teams function and do business could (and should) change vastly.
Before we get into the new-look NFL when the next CBA comes around, let's consider what a potential lockout could do to the NFL trade market.
As I see it, the lockout could do one of two things to the trade market:
Trades go through the roof: With uncertainty about contract status, compensation rules, and all that sort of thing, teams could look to either unload talent with their eyes set on the future, or stockpile players that become expendable with the potentiality of an expa...

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