- The 2022 NFL Trade Deadline was Tuesday, Nov. 1.
- The Lions traded TJ Hockenson to the division rival Vikings.
- Roquan Smith was finally traded from the Bears and ended up with the Ravens.
- The Dolphins acquired both Bradley Chubb and Jeff Wilson.
Every year, NFL betting analysts make all kinds of predictions about how dramatic the NFL Trade Deadline will turn out.
As it turns out, this was a very active trade deadline! So here are all the high-impact trades you need to know about before diving back into those NFL betting lines for the second half of the season.
NFL Trade Deadline: Is the NFL Trade Deadline Over?
Yes, the 2022 NFL Trade Deadline was Tuesday, November 1 at 4 p.m. EDT. All trades had to be completed by then.
NFL Trade Deadline Winners and Losers
A blockbuster Tuesday trade deadline completely remade the NFL odds board, with multiple contenders adding key pieces to improve their offenses and defenses.
TJ Hockenson Trade
The first big trade of the day was the Lions’ decision to offload star tight end TJ Hockenson to divisional rival Minnesota in exchange for some pick swaps from the next two drafts. Most notably, the Lions will receive Minnesota’s second-round pick in next year’s draft.
Tough to tell if this is the Vikes truly trying to load up and go for it, or the Lions selling off parts because they know they're out of it now. https://t.co/n1mF3nqTVA
— Chase Kiddy (@chaseakiddy) November 1, 2022
Bradley Chubb Trade: Chubb to the Dolphins
Denver’s excellent pass rusher Bradley Chubb has been dealt from the dreadful Broncos to Miami in a complex trade with several pieces.
It wasn’t the Dolphins’ only trade of the day, but it was definitely the most significant.
From @GMFB: More on some of the bigger deals from Tuesday… On Bradley Chubb, TJ Hockenson, and how Nyheim Hines engineered his way out of Indy. pic.twitter.com/gNDIVvE1GT
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 2, 2022
Jeff Wilson Trade
Jeff Wilson has had an interesting 2022 season thus far. He started the year as the backup in San Francisco but became the starter almost immediately after Elijah Mitchell sprained his MCL in Week 1.
Wilson became the de facto starter for the 49ers until two weeks ago when the team engineered the Christian McCaffrey trade.
Now, Wilson is being shipped off to Miami because – as the 49ers roster is presently constructed – his talent and production potential is more valuable as a trade piece than on the sidelines.
Jeff Wilson Stats
Jeff Wilson has rushed 92 times for 468 yards so far this season, which is good for 5.1 yards per carry. He’s also caught 10 passes for an additional 91 yards.
Christian McCaffrey Trade
McCaffrey was dealt from Carolina on Oct. 20 in exchange for four draft picks from San Francisco.
Chase Claypool Trade
Chase Claypool was traded from one brutal offense to another, as the Pittsburgh Steelers offloaded him to Chicago at the deadline in exchange for a second-round pick.
Nyheim Hines Trade
The Colts let go of backup running back and reliable pass-catcher Nyheim Hines, sending him to Buffalo. In return, they got Zach Moss and a conditional Day 3 pick in next spring’s NFL Draft.
Roquan Smith Trade
After months of asking out, the Bears traded All-Pro linebacker Roquan Smith to (who else?) the Baltimore Ravens, where he will terrorize offenses for years to come.
Calvin Ridley Trade
The Falcons made three deadlines deals, but none of them were more interesting than the decision to send suspended receiver Calvin Ridley to Jacksonville.
Calvin Ridley Suspension
Ridley, of course, is not available to play this season because he was suspended by the NFL for the entirety of the 2022 season for betting on games.
NFL Trade Deadline Rumors
Rumors have been flying for days, with prognosticators trying to send dozens of players to new homes.
Even with the trade deadline now passed – all trades had to be finalized by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1 – there are still some odd whispers about a handful of players.
DJ Moore Trade
After gameday misbehavior earned Robbie Anderson a one-way ticket out of Charlotte just a week ago, there was some speculation that DJ Moore could be dealt at the deadline.
After all, his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the final seconds of regulation likely cost his team the game against the Falcons on Sunday.
However, Carolina is hanging onto Moore – at least for now.
The Panthers are standing pat, per source. So Brian Burns, DJ Moore, Derrick Brown, Jaycee Horn and Jeremy Chinn remain in Carolina.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 1, 2022
Elijah Moore: No Relief in New York
Elijah Moore, a second-year receiver with the Jets, has been the subject of some public speculation because of his pedestrian numbers in the Jets’ improved offense.
Moore has 16 catches for 203 yards through the first half of the 2022 NFL season, and he’s made it pretty clear he wouldn’t mind being traded.
Sadly, the NFL trade deadline has come and gone, and he’s still wearing green.
Elijah Moore on his chemistry with Zach Wilson 😬 pic.twitter.com/HCMLYJcAyY
— PFF (@PFF) October 30, 2022
Adam Schefter: NFL Trade Deadline Guru
Naturally, one of the best guys to follow for NFL Trade Deadline news and analysis is ESPN’s hyper-plugged-in NFL specialist, Adam Schefter.
Everyone trying to keep up with @wojespn and @AdamSchefter today 🥴 pic.twitter.com/6sSLkSh4mv
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 1, 2022
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