Realistic NFC trade targets for the Tennessee Titans before the deadline

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The Tennessee Titans are 5-2 with wins over the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills in back-to-back weeks, but they could use an infusion of talent after some injury issues.

Over the past few years, the NFL has become much more willing to make trades ranging from blockbuster deals like the ones made for Jamal Adams, Jalen Ramsey, and Matt Stafford, to smaller deals like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers trading for Steve McClendon in hopes of bolstering a defense that would eventually bring the Lombardi Trophy to the Bucs.

Aside from Deshaun Watson, there aren’t any big rumors of blockbuster trades that could be on the table. However, something the NFL has plenty of is…losers.

Right now there are 10 teams with less than a 10% chance of making the playoffs according to Football Outsiders.

Four of those teams are in the AFC, so that means leaves six teams in the NFC that the Tennessee Titans could be calling up about potential trades.

Typically the idea of trades is waved off or ignored, but you don’t have to look far to find people close to the Titans organization that believe trades are being explored. Tennessee Titans Senior Editor Jim Wyatt’s has mentioned in his mailbag that the idea of a trade isn’t crazy and that this front office has been active in the past:

"“…I’ve said this before: I’m sure the GM is checking all the options out there, and he’s proven he’s not afraid to make trades. That’s how he got the nickname Trader Jon. But he also doesn’t want to get taken, so he’s not going to make a bad move in desperation. So, we’ll just have to see what he has up his sleeve.”"

So, if Jon Robinson were to call each of the six struggling NFC teams who would be realistic trade partners with the Tennessee Titans, which players make the most sense to target? Here are the six trade targets that would be worth a call.