An unexpected player has attracted a lot of attention before the NFL trade deadline on Tuesday, October 31.
Prior to Week 8, Fox Sports' Jay Glazer disclosed that the New York Jets had gotten more trade queries over running back Michael Carter than they had regarding more well-known player Dalvin Cook.
Before the deadline, Glazer listed three NFL teams that are now in the market for a running back:
Cook's name brand, big contract, and prior production have all contributed to his extensive involvement in trade rumors prior to the deadline.
He will be challenging to relocate, though, because of his subpar play and contract arrangement.
Michael Carter, though, is a player who might be a little more appealing to a different squad.
He still has a year and a half left on his rookie contract, and he is only 24 years old. Shortly after hearing his name called in the draft, the former North Carolina standout signed a four-year contract worth $4.3 million.
Although Carter had a great debut season, things haven't been the same since. The last year has seen an exponential decline in all of his significant statistics.