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3 Most Likely James Bradberry Trade Destinations

Larry Rupp
Three of the most likely trade destinations for cornerback James Bradberry.
Three of the most likely trade destinations for cornerback James Bradberry. / Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Talks between the New York Giants and cornerback James Bradberry have all but ended as reports claim the cornerback will eventually be traded. His $21 million cap hit is simply too much for the organization to take on, but that number drops to $13 million for whichever team deals for him.

The Giants are rumored to be in search of a mid-round pick in return. That puts almost every team in need of help in the secondary in the running for the veteran ballhawk. With that being said, let's take a look at three of the most likely trade destinations for Bradberry this offseason.

James Bradberry Trade Destinations

1. Kansas City Chiefs

Pat Leonard of New York Daily mentioned the Chiefs as a possible landing spot and he isn't the first reporter to do so. The pairing makes a lot of sense given Kansas City lost cornerbacks Charvarius Ward and Mike Hughes to free agency. Adding Bradberry to the mix would give defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo a player he knows he can rely on. The 2020 Pro Bowler has racked up 101 tackles, 35 pass breakups and 7 interceptions over the last two seasons. It's hard to find that level of talent in the middle rounds of the NFL Draft. Trading for Bradberry and working out a long-term deal would provide the Chiefs with much needed boost in the secondary.

2. Houston Texans

Houston has 11 picks in the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft and it wouldn't be shocking to see them trade one or two for Bradberry. The Texans posted the 11th-worst pass defense DVOA rating in 2021 and allowed an opponent completion percentage of 66.5% (No. 25 in NFL). Bringing in a cornerback that has played in at least 13 games in each of his first six NFL seasons is a perfect move for a rebuilding team. Bradberry excels at getting his hands in front of passes and making tackles over the middle of the field. He could be a leader on a defense that desperately needs one.

3. Indianapolis Colts

The Colts are suddenly thin at cornerback following the trade of Rock Ya-Sin to the Las Vegas Raiders. The most likely scenario is that Indianapolis drafts his replacement, but trading for Bradberry keeps the team in immediate contention for an AFC South title. The Samford product allowed a completion percentage of 61.7% in 2021 and has the tough-minded mentality to thrive alongside Pro Bowler Kenny Moore. Bradberry has also generated 9 takeaways in the last two seasons, which will fit right in on a defense that ranked No. 2 in the NFL in that category (33). The Colts' front office may not be done making moves quite yet.

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