The first huge domino has fallen in the NFL trade market.
Running back Christian McCaffrey was traded from the Carolina Panthers to the San Francisco 49ers.
This deal featured a hefty package of picks headed back to Carolina.
As we inch closer to the NFL trade deadline, more noise will continue to surround certain players on the trade block.
With that being said, here are three surprise players who could be dealt by the November 1st deadline.
Elijah Moore, New York Jets
Disgruntled players are something that most NFL teams do not want to deal with.
That is exactly how Elijah Moore feels with the lack of usage he is getting in the Jets’ offense.
Moore has 16 receptions on 29 targets this year through six games.
He has not recorded over 53 yards in any game this season and he has requested a trade from New York.
Elijah Moore has requested a trade per @RapSheet.
He’s reportedly frustrated with his role and usage. pic.twitter.com/eLbdjIKzk6
— PFF (@PFF) October 20, 2022
It remains to be seen if the Jets will grant his request but his future is uncertain in New York.
Moore was a second-round pick in 2021 and he should command nice value back in a trade.
Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers might be looking to unload some of their wide receivers.
Chase Claypool is the name being floated around by many.
The Green Bay Packers are one team in desperate need of a wide receiver.
Also, it is reported that they have shown interest in Claypool.
— Michael Balko (@MichaelBalkoJr) October 20, 2022
With the Steelers not going to compete this year it makes sense to move Claypool.
If they can get back a decent draft pick or two that could help as they rebuild their roster.
Brian Burns, Carolina Panthers
The Christian McCaffrey trade should not be the only big deal the Panthers make.
One other asset they could move for a lofty package of picks is Brian Burns.
Burns has 24 total tackles and four sacks in six games this season.
He can be a force on the edge for any contending team.
Burns will finish his rookie contract at the end of the 2023 season, so Carolina needs to decide now if they plan to pay him.
If not, the former first-round pick should be on the move before the deadline.