Would an Eric Weddle-Muhammad Wilkerson trade work?
Eric Weddle's ongoing contract dispute could haunt the Chargers all season long.
The New York Jets are in the same boat with Muhammad Wilkerson.
It might be a longshot, but a swap of defensive stars could make sense for both teams, according to Bolts From The Blue.
Like Weddle, Wilkerson wants a mega-deal his team just isn't prepared to hand out. But the prospect of fielding both Wilkerson and newly-signed Corey Liuget could be too much for the Bolts to pass up, even if it comes at a cost.
Meanwhile, the Jets' scary secondary would turn into an impenetrable fortress. The team would have Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, last year's top pick Calvin Pryor, and then Weddle. With the depth on that Jets defensive line, they'd be dealing from a position of strength to add to a position of strength.
Even the money lines up here -- according to Bolts From The Blue, Weddle's $7.5 million stacks up nicely against Wilkerson's current $7 million deal.
Player-for-player deals rarely happen for a reason. But dealing one star for another would erase two teams' headaches, and at the same time, shift a little power in the AFC.