3 Most Likely Trade Destinations for Terry McLaurin

Larry Rupp
Three of the most likely trade destinations for wide receiver Terry McLaurin.
Three of the most likely trade destinations for wide receiver Terry McLaurin. / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Wide receivers including Tyreek Hill and Davante Adams cashed in on being traded this season with substantial new contracts. It has to make Terry McLaurin feel out of place playing on the final year of his rookie deal in 2022. Talks of an extension have occurred, but Washington is not rushing anything.

Seeing McLaurin decide to cut ties with the organization entirely would not be surprising at this point. Teams around the league in need of WR help would gladly pay up for the dynamic 26-year-old pass-catcher. Here's a look at three of the most likely trade destinations for McLaurin.

Terry McLaurin Trade Destinations

1. Green Bay Packers

Any wide receiver remotely considering the idea of requesting a trade has to have the Packers in the back of their mind as a potential landing spot. Playing with the reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers in enticing on all fronts. Rodgers has the ability to make his receivers better and provides stability in the backfield. That is not something McLaurin is used to given the carousel of quarterbacks in Washington over the years. The former Ohio State standout is only entering his prime and has played at least 14 games in each of his first three seasons. McLaurin has the consistency needed to replace Davante Adams, which makes offering an early-round pick to acquire him a worthy endeavor for Green Bay.

2. Houston Texans

Jumping from one rebuilding team to another may not be what McLaurin is looking for in a trade. Nevertheless, it would be a fresh start on a young team. Houston lacks any kind of receiving talent outside of Brandin Cooks and needs to surround quarterback Davis Mills with capable offensive weapons. McLaurin has posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and averages 67.2 receiving yards per game in his career. He uses his speed to burn defenders deep or rack up yards after the catch on shorter routes. That is exactly the type of spark missing from an offense that averaged just 16.5 points per game in 2021 (No. 30 in NFL). Houston has the draft capital to make it worth Washington's time, too.

3. Philadelphia Eagles

It's not often that players get dealt within their own division, but the Eagles have four picks within the top 51 in this year's NFL Draft. There is a golden opportunity here for both sides to get what they want. While Philadelphia found their stud WR in DeVonta Smith, the depth behind him is less than assuring. Free agent signing Zach Pascal and two-year pro Quez Watkins are next up on the depth chart. McLaurin has racked up at least 47 first downs in each of the last two seasons, which cannot be said about any Philly receiver. He also averaged 4.1 yards after the catch in 2021. Adding him to the mix would give quarterback Jalen Hurts a much-needed downfield threat.

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