The NFL trade deadline is just a few days away and one big name that keeps being floated is running back Alvin Kamara. The New Orleans Saints are without a first-round pick in 2023, making the idea of dealing their best player intriguing. Acquiring the Pro Bowl talent certainly wouldn't be cheap, though.
Alvin Kamara Trade Rumors
The Saints are reportedly searching for a package similar to what the Carolina Panthers received in the shocking Christian McCaffrey deal. The Panthers sent their star RB to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for a second-, third- and fourth-round pick in 2023 as well as a fifth-round pick in 2024.
On one side, this news shouldn't come as a major shock. Kamara's contract lines up with McCaffrey's in the sense that he is only owed his base salary ($1 million) for the rest of the 2022 season. Any team that trades for him would essentially have him rostered on a series of one-year deals through 2025.
On the other side, Kamara's upside pales in comparison to that of McCaffrey. The 27-year-old has missed at least one game due to injury in each of the five seasons and has yet to score a touchdown in 2022. Of course, he still averages a stellar 103.1 yards from scrimmage per game in his career.
It'll be interesting to see if any RB-needy team can meet the Saints' expectations before Tuesday rolls around. The Philadelphia Eagles have been a rumored landing spot and do own both the Saints' and their own first-rounder next April. Never underestimate GM Howie Roseman's negotiating skills.
The Saints have odds set at +500 to make the NFL Playoffs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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