Will Dwight Freeney be Traded?

There has been quite a bit of talk today about whether or not the Indianapolis Colts’ star defensive end Dwight Freeney will be part of a draft day trade. 

First off, let me say that I could see it happening, but I do not expect it.  Secondly, for the right price, I definitely think the Colts should do it.  If they like a player enough (like, for example, Coby Fleener), trading Freeney would likely allow the Colts to move into the first round for another pick.

Why would the Colts trade Freeney?  For one, I do not think that he will translate well into Chuck Pagano’s 3-4 scheme (where Freeney and Robert Mathis will be linebackers).  Mathis does, but I think Freeney is much better in a 4-3 defense.

Lastly, the Colts no longer “need” Freeney just to keep fans interested.  Before, when the rumors were swirling about a possible Freeney trade, it is quite possible that they did not want to trade Freeney to keep the fans buying tickets.  Well, guess what… Colts fans did not buy tickets anyways.  So the Colts fans basically told Jim Irsay that even with Freeney, they were not interested.  So if the Colts are rebuilding (and they most definitely are), why not trade Freeney also?

Bottom line is that I could definitely see the Colts trading Dwight Freeney on draft day.  That said, I do not expect it.

Just another storyline to keep track of this week.


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