The NFL’s trade deadline is at 3 p.m. CT, which means ’tis the season for rumors to run wild.
And that means cryptic tweets like this will pop up throughout the morning and into the afternoon:
Might be a surprise #Bills trade on the horizon. Stay tuned.
— Chris Trapasso (@ChrisTrapasso) November 2, 2021
This is as vague and open ended as it gets these days. HOWEVER, some internet digging unearths a possible clue.
Jeff Kerr is running point on CBS Sports’ NFL Trade Deadline tracker. And within this post is an update from Chris Trapasso, the CBS Sports employee who posts: “The Washington Football Team and Bills are trying to work out a deal to send Mitchell Trubisky to Washington D.C.”
Trubisky, 27, was the Bears’ first-round pick in 2017. And while Trubisky has played 19 total snaps in three games with the Bills, the first ever NVP award winner does have a touchdown to his name this year. Tack on the baller preseason performance against the Bears and you can see where Washington could have interest.
WFT makes you want to go WTF? when it comes to QB issues. Ryan Fitzpatrick is on IR. Taylor Heinicke’s 82.3 passer rating and 10-9 TD-INT ratio ain’t it. It leaves the Football Team scrambling for any possible answers. Hence, Trubisky popping up as an option.
Although, it’s not totally surprising. Remember, Trubisky was seen as a fit for Washington last March. At the time, the idea was to put Trubisky in a QB competition and see if he can win a job. We’re nearly eight months removed from free agency. But since then Trubisky joined the Bills, where he has been spending time learning under OC Brian Daboll and behind QB Josh Allen. At this rate, Trubisky is positioning himself to follow a Jameis Winston type of path to starting.
For what it’s worth, it could work out in his favor. And it could happen as soon as this week if the Bills and Football Team can consummate a trade. Stay tuned…