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DeVante Parker Trade: These 3 Teams Should Make Offers

  • The Draft Network
  • October 29, 2021
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The Miami Dolphins entered the 2021 campaign largely viewed as playoff contenders in the AFC. Despite winning their opening contest, it's all gone horribly downhill for Brian Flores since then. Losers of six consecutive games, the Dolphins have little left to play for down the stretch. With the NFL trade deadline fast approaching, general manager Chris Grier would be wise to acquire future draft capital in exchange for incumbent players who do not factor into his 2022 and beyond plans.

Per Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, the Dolphins have "held discussions" centered around moving on from disappointing wide receiver DeVante Parker. Parker is under contract through the 2023 season but has experienced a discouraging campaign while battling through shoulder and hamstring injuries.

There are several reasons why Parker is a prime candidate to be traded in the coming days. Here are three teams that should look to acquire Parker before next week's deadline.


One of the teams mentioned by Breer in his initial report, acquiring Parker would be a logical move for a Saints team that is battling tooth and nail for a playoff spot in the ever-competitive NFC South. Other than the winless Detroit Lions, New Orleans may feature the league's most disappointing pass-catching corps.

Head coach Sean Payton and offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael have greatly missed star wide receiver Michael Thomas throughout the first six contests of the new campaign. Starting quarterback Jameis Winston has failed to consistently move the ball through the air thus far, as the Saints currently own the league's second-worst passing offense at a pathetic 176.2 passing yards per game. The Saints' leading receiver is sophomore undrafted free agent Marquez Callaway, who is averaging just 42 receiving yards per contest. The Saints are still very much in the playoff hunt, but should strongly consider upgrading at receiver. Acquiring Parker would move things in the right direction.


The most shockingly disappointing team throughout the first seven weeks of the 2021 campaign, this year's iteration of the Chiefs finds itself at a crossroads. Sporting a 3-4 record after suffering a thoroughly embarrassing loss at the hands of the Tennessee Titans, Andy Reid's men are currently tied for last place in a revamped and improved AFC West. While most of their weaknesses have been exploited on the defensive side of the ball, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' offense have little margin for error going forward.

Although that offense has remained in mostly fine form thus far, general manager Brett Veach has failed to secure the services of a legitimate No. 2 wide receiver. Parker's talent on the outside would provide Mahomes with another option in the passing game.


Despite claiming a stunning last-second victory over the previously undefeated Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night, the Packers' lack of depth at the receiver position was well on display. Without the services of their top three pass-catchers, the Packers rolled out a patchwork group of receivers that struggled to line up correctly, dropped layups, and ran routes short of the sticks.

The Packers are legitimate candidates to qualify for Super Bowl LVI. Surrounding quarterback Aaron Rodgers with another proven weapon at receiver could be on the agenda ahead of next week's trade deadline, as the Packers look to capitalize on what could be Rodgers' final season in Wisconsin. When healthy, Parker would quickly claim a spot in the top three of Green Bay's receiver depth chart.

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