Eric Ebron has been a hot name among fans and analysts as a potential player to be traded before Tuesday’s deadline. Up until Sunday, it was just pure speculation based on Ebron’s play and how little Detroit had been targeting him as of late.
However, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Rapoport is reporting that several teams have inquired about a trade for the young tight end.
One player to keep an eye on before the trade deadline: #Lions TE Eric Ebron. Teams have been calling Detroit to potentially trade for him.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 29, 2017
Ebron was expected to have a breakout year after a decent 2016 season in which he finished in the top 10 among tight ends in receptions (61) and receiving yards (711). Unfortunately, Ebron has been a huge disappointment through six games, pulling in just 13 catches for 103 yards and a single touchdown.
Interestingly enough, it appears Ebron knows he could potentially be on the move. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Ebron has told others that he believes he could be on the move.
Ebron has mentioned to people that he thought he could get traded. Deadline is Tuesday. https://t.co/V0byg9XdfC— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) October 29, 2017
There hasn’t been any leaks of which teams are interested, but we mentioned earlier in the week how a trade with the Patriots may make some sense. Other tight end needy teams include the Jaguars, Dolphins and Ravens.
But before we get ahead of ourselves, there are no clear indications yet that the Lions are interested in moving Ebron. General manager Bob Quinn hasn’t been afraid to make trades before, and every player likely has his price, but it’s unclear how much Quinn believes Ebron is worth. The Lions have about 48 hours to hear more offers.