The NFL trade deadline was on November 2, and some teams made huge moves that could change the league. Here are some of the most important trades and what they mean:
- Chase Young to 49ers: The 49ers got one of the best pass rushers in the league from the Commanders. Young has 23.5 sacks in three seasons. He will join Bosa, Armstead and Kinlaw on a scary defensive line. The 49ers are trying to win the NFC West and go deep in the playoffs.
- Kevin Byard to Eagles: The Eagles improved their secondary by getting Byard from the Titans. Byard is a two-time Pro Bowler who has 21 interceptions and 50 passes defended. He will team up with Slay to form a great duo. The Eagles are looking to catch the Cowboys in the NFC East.
- Mecole Hardman to Chiefs: The Chiefs added more speed and firepower to their offense by getting Hardman from the Jets. Hardman has averaged 16.8 yards per catch and scored 11 touchdowns. He will join Hill, Kelce and Edwards-Helaire as weapons for Mahomes. The Chiefs are aiming to win their third AFC title and their second Super Bowl in four years.
- Rasul Douglas to Bills: The Bills added depth to their cornerback position by getting Douglas from the Packers. Douglas has six interceptions and 25 passes defended. He will compete with Wallace and Jackson for the spot opposite White. The Bills are hoping to repeat as AFC East champions and make a deep playoff run.
The NFL trade deadline was exciting and dramatic, as some teams made bold moves to win, while others decided to rebuild. The 49ers, Bears and Steelers were winners, as they added stars. The Commanders, Jaguars and Patriots were losers, as they either lost players or did nothing. The Cardinals, Chiefs and Rams were surprises, as they traded away backups or depth players. The NFL trade deadline can change the league and the season.