With the NFL trade deadline approaching, the Indianapolis Colts should have their eyes on a few players that are worth acquiring.
After an up-and-down start to the season, the Indianapolis Colts are in a position where they can still make the most out of this season. However, there are several positions that could use more depth or even use a good young player to fill a void that the Colts may have. Fortunately, Indy can address those positions.
The November 1st trade deadline is quickly approaching. Indianapolis needs to decide on whether they want to make a move or leave the roster as is. I am going to talk about three players that I feel the Colts should consider making a move for before the deadline.
3. Colts should explore a trade for DJ Moore
Indianapolis has had a resurgence from the receiving group as of late with good performances from Parris Campbell, Michael Pittman Jr., and Alec Pierce. I still think that there is room for improvement with the group. One name that everyone has thrown around in the rumor mill is DJ Moore. If the offer is right, I think the Colts need to make a move for him.
DJ Moore is a 25-year-old receiver that has never gotten to experience consistent quarterback play with the Carolina Panthers. That has carried over to this year as well. He has played at least 93 percent of the snaps for the Panthers this year and is only averaging three catches and 34 yards per game and has only caught one touchdown this season.
While Baker Mayfield was active as the Panthers’ quarterback earlier this season, he was throwing less than 50% accurate passes to DJ Moore. Having a good, consistent quarterback is all Moore needs to consistently excel in this league.
I do not think the Colts need to give up any key players to Carolina in a trade that involves Moore. I think that a couple of mid-round picks would be good. The Panthers are obviously in rebuild mode as they have fired their head coach and their defensive coordinator. They also just traded Robbie Anderson and there have been talks about moving on from Christian McCaffrey, who is a top-three running back in the league. If the Panthers are not asking too much for Moore, Indy needs to add him to this young receiving core to revive his career.