LeGarrette Blount’s Trade Value? Not Much
The NFL’s trade deadline has been extended to Thursday at 4 p.m., big deal.
Earlier this week we’ve heard whispers about LeGarrette Blount possibly being on the trade block, big deal.
The fact is, LeGarrette Blount carries little if any trade value. Think about this for a moment. Blount has caught one pass for two yards and has 33 carries for 116 yards. He’s clearly second fiddle to the impressive rookie, Doug Martin.
What would a team offer the Bucs for Blount? The answer is not a whole heckuva lot. Probably a sixth round draft pick at best. A fifth is probably wishful thinking and if that is indeed the case, it wouldn’t make much sense to trade Blount.
Blount’s salary this season is a really, really cap-friendly $540,000, near league minimum. Blount is also a valuable insurance policy. The Bucs have no idea if Martin will hit the dreaded “rookie wall.” The “rookie wall” refers to the stretch past 14 games. Coming out of college, sometimes players’ bodies aren’t used to the longer season and Martin’s been getting a big workload through seven games.
Finally, a late-round draft pick does nothing to help the Bucs over the second half of this season so it makes no sense to trade Blount.