Most Likely Trade Destinations for Duke Johnson Jr.

David Kaestle
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Duke Johnson Jr. has been a serviceable piece in the passing attack for the Cleveland Browns over the past few seasons. However, with the emergence of Nick Chubb last season, and the addition of Kareem Hunt this offseason, Johnson's future with the Browns looks murky at best.

With a potential logjam at running back, it wouldn't be a surprise if Johnson is traded prior to the 2019-20 season. Here are the three most likely trade destinations for Johnson.

3. Kansas City Chiefs

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The Kansas City Chiefs signed Carlos Hyde this offseason, but he doesn't offer much value as a pass catcher. Johnson could be a great fit in an Andy Reid offense that loves to utilize running backs in the passing game. Additionally, the Chiefs need to find a way to make up for losing Hunt, and adding Johnson as a rotational back could be a great solution.

2. Atlanta Falcons

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The Atlanta Falcons lost Tevin Coleman in free agency, so they likely need to add another rotational back. While Devonta Freeman is one of the better RBs in the league, he's struggled with injuries throughout his career. With Coleman out of the picture, Johnson could serve as an upgrade to the Falcons' current backup, Ito Smith.

1. Los Angeles Rams

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The Los Angeles Rams may have gone to the Super Bowl last season, but Todd Gurley's injured knee is certainly troubling. When healthy, Gurley is a do-it-all running back, but his arthritic knee could keep his snap count lower than it has been in years past. Johnson could fill that void in the passing game, allowing the Rams to keep Gurley as fresh as possible next season.


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