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Written by: Nicholas Mullick
Like I said in my trade grade for CJ Henderson anything can happen in the NFL if it is on the field with an upset or off the field with a transaction made by the team. As the trade deadline is coming closer and closer teams are looking to make moves to improve their team and their salary cap. Some deals are a blockbuster move and others that are not blockbuster including this latest trade involving Denver Broncos CB Kary Vincent.
Denver Broncos trade CB Kary Vincent to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a 2022 6th round pick.
Many were wondering after hearing this trade, Who is CB Kary Vincent? I will tell you as Kary Vincent was recently taken by the Denver Broncos in the 2021 NFL Draft in the 7th round 237th overall. He was a solid player during his college days with LSU and the Denver Broncos decided to take a chance and select him in the draft. Kary Vincent has not done much for the Denver Broncos and I don't even think he played on special teams for the Broncos. He was not working out and the Denver Broncos decided to move on from him by trading him to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Denver Broncos Side:
The Denver Broncos were clearly going to be active this trade deadline as they got depth in Stephen Weatherly at DE/EDGE by acquiring him via trade from the Minnesota Vikings and getting Linebacker help by acquiring Kenny Young from the Los Angeles Rams. The Broncos decided to make another move by getting more draft capital by trading CB Kary Vincent. It is very telling what a team thinks about a prospect when they are already being traded to a different team not even completing their first year in the NFL. They were barely using Kary Vincent on defense and looking back at film I barely saw him on special teams either. The Broncos clearly gave up on Kary Vincent and they decided to trade him and they got some value for a guy they were probably going to release or place on the practice squad. The Broncos did not do a solid job developing Kary Vincent. But this was a waste of a late-round pick made by the Denver Broncos and GM George Paton but excellent job getting some value for Kary Vincent.
Philadelphia Eagles Side:
The Eagles have made some solid moves during the trade deadline including trading TE Zach Ertz to the Philadelphia Eagles for CB Tay Gowen and a 5th round draft pick. This move that they made acquiring Kary Vincent is a bit confusing to me. I don't have an issue acquiring him but Vincent has not shown anything to want to acquire him. But then I realize the Eagles defense is terrible and they need depth at Cornerback. That's one of the reasons they wanted Tay Gowen in the Ertz trade. I will now go ahead and look at the current cornerback depth chart with Darius Slay, Steven Nelson, Avonte Maddox, Tay Gowen, Zech McPhearson, Josiah Scott, and Matt McCain. Excluding Steven Nelson and maybe Darius Slay there are not a ton of talented young options for the Eagles and needed to get more depth to build for the future. Hopefully, Kary Vincent can develop and impress in future Philadelphia Eagles games.
Grades for Kary Vincent Trade
Denver Broncos: A
Philadelphia Eagles: B-
I think the Denver Broncos absolutely won this trade as they got more draft capital to build this team for the future and got rid of a player they did not want. Vincent was not going to be a future piece for the Broncos so it doesn't hurt to get some value for him. For the Eagles, I don’t hate the move but I understand why they made this trade. They need to get more depth in the secondary but I don't feel like they needed to sacrifice a 6th round choice for a player that most likely would have been released in the future. But overall I think it is a win-win trade and a solid move for Broncos GM George Paton and Eagles GM Howie Roseman.
Now, this is the last trade that I saw during the trade deadline. It had big trades like the Von Miller deal. But this is one of my favorite parts of the NFL Season. I will do more trade grades once the offseason hits for this team.