With the NFL heading into week six of the season, the trade deadline is quickly approaching for teams.
As this deadline nears, teams with no playoff hope early can be sellers in the market.
However, teams wanting to make a playoff push are one player away from reaching that goal.
While the market has plenty of NFL teams for both sides, only three teams stand out the most.
So who are those three teams, and are they buyers or sellers in the NFL trade market?
3. Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears are doing slightly better than some people expected this early in the season.
However, with contract disputes, the Bears are clear sellers in the NFL trade market.
Roquan Smith, the team’s top linebacker, had his contract negotiations come to a halt.
While the young star isn’t thinking much about the final year of his contract, the Bears might.
I don't think I realized how wonderfully positive & upbeat Bears LB Roquan Smith is all the time. Said today he isn't spending his time dwelling on being in a contract year. He's just having fun playing a game he loves.
(smiles) "Life is good. Like it says on my shirt."
— Carmen Vitali (@CarmieV) October 11, 2022
With Smith being a high value defensive player, the Bears can get a nice return on a trade.
But Smith isn’t the only defensive player who the Bears might trade.
Robert Quinn, who’s a big hit to the salary cap, might be another player out of Chicago before the deadline.
With his stellar 2021 season, the Bears have something to work with in trade talks for the defensive lineman.
2. Las Vegas Raiders
However, the 2022 season is a total disaster for the franchise.
They are 1-4 and have made too many costly mistakes to save their season.
With the Raiders failing to extend Jacobs’ contract, they can be sellers with him before the deadline.
He’s a solid running back that is fighting for every yard and touchdown he’s making this season.
Josh Jacobs is a FREIGHT TRAIN 🚂
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 2, 2022
While the Raiders playoff hopes are gone, they can build for 2023 by making a trade with Jacobs.
Unless they decide to extend his contract, they should trade their star running back while he has value this season.
1. Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers are 3-2 this season, but clearly need some extra help to make a deep playoff run.
While that record normally is enough to lead the NFC North, they are behind the 4-1 Minnesota Vikings.
However, getting some key players before the trade deadline can help them secure the NFC North.
Their issues in games come from a lack of explosive offense in the second half of games.
In three games where the Packers held a lead at halftime, their offense only scored three points.
While they snuck away with wins in two of those games, they need consistency in the second half.
Dropped passes are a huge issue for the Packers, meaning they need to search for a receiver for Aaron Rodgers.
Making a trade for Denzel Mims, who’s young and can catch high passes, might help Rodgers.
With Rodgers wanting another Super Bowl ring, look for the Packers to make a trade to help their chances for 2022.