ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Detroit Lions have spoken to “multiple teams” across the league about a potential trade for Pro Bowl cornerback Darius Slay.
The belief among other clubs, according to Schefter, is that Slay will be traded this offseason. That said, the Lions are “adamant on value.”
The 29-year-old is currently about to enter the final year of the four-year, $48.15 million extension he signed with the Lions back in 2016 and is slated to become an unrestricted free agent in 2021. With that being said let’s look at five teams that could use Slay’s services.
Philadelphia Eagles – The Eagles could use any cornerback at this time and Slay is a stud. He maybe 29 but he would be a franchise cornerback for the birds. They really need a corner or two and Slay would be a dog in Jim Schwartz defense.
New York Jets – The Jets have to make better decisions and Slay to the Jets makes too much sense. The Jets are not afraid to spend money on a player and they have draft picks. Their defense is not their weakness, but Trumaine Johnson did not work out. It is time to find a Pro Bowler.
Miami Dolphins – The Dolphins are a young team, and they have one of the better young corners in the league in Xavien Howard, but if you want to compete in the AFC East you better have some solid players in the secondary. Slay makes too much sense and it will make Slay smile when he can save millions in taxes.
Seattle Seahawks – The Seahawks need more than one cornerback and they are not afraid to sign veteran. Today they signed Greg Olsen the veteran tight end. Add in a shut down corner like Slay for a second round pick and the Seahawks become a better team.
Washington Redskins – The Redskins just cut lose Josh Norman and Slay in the Nation’s Capital would be dope. They have money, they have draft capital and they need a cornerback. I mean if the glove fits wear it. I think Ron Rivera will want a solid cornerback and this is a quality player.