With NFL teams starting OTAs, more veteran players are likely to be traded. A veteran receiver has been named as a trade option for the Indianapolis Colts.
NFL teams have now started OTAs. That puts the league one step closer to the start of the 2023 season, but even closer to training camp. Once this part of the offseason starts heating up, teams start to trade veteran players. Franchises get a better look at their roster and actively try to find options to help them improve before the season starts.
One of the big names to watch this offseason will be wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. His name has been floated in trade talks since last season ended. However, he isn’t the only veteran that could be on the move. In a recent piece for CBS Sports, Cody Benjamin looked at some veterans that could be traded before the season starts.
One of the names Benjamin listed was Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Quez Watkins. Benjamin highlighted how Watkins’ production dipped playing alongside AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith, and said Philly may be motivated to move him with just one season remaining on his contract. One of the logical landing spots listed by Benjamin was the Indianapolis Colts.
Colts named a trade destination for Quez Watkins
Watkins’ previous offensive coordinator, Shane Steichen is now the head coach in Indianapolis, and Indy doesn’t have an established wide receiver room, so it’s understandable why the Colts would be named as a possible landing spot. Additionally, Watkins has been promising in his first three seasons.
After only catching seven passes for 106 yards in six games as a rookie, Watkins took himself to another level in year two, catching 43 passes for 647 yards in 17 games. However, as Benjamin pointed out, Watkins’ production dipped in year three, catching just 33 passes for 354 yards in 17 games. To be fair, he was playing in an offense with a lot of playmakers.