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The Craziest Three Way Trade. Ever.

March 22, 2009
Seneca Wallace Scrambles

Seneca Wallace Scrambles

I was watching some film of Seneca Wallace the other day, the backup QB for the Seattle Seahawks who came in to replace Matt Hasselbeck when he was injured and I thought: How great would he be in Josh McDaniels offense? He has great arm accuracy, the ability to play great pocket Quarterback but to fit the Amoeba by making a play with his legs, and a decent football IQ it seems.

Of all the Quarterbacks in the league I would like to see McDaniels work with, Wallace might be near the top of my list. He can turn Matt Cassel into a star after Cassel spent a long time on the bench training under greats like Tom Brady and Bill Belichick. Wallace has trained under greats like Matt Hasselbeck and Mike Holmgren. Wallace has some reasonable NFL experience too! The sky would be the limit, working with a great offensive mind like McDaniels.

Then I thought of something which to me would be the craziest three way trade. Ever. The Broncos would trade away Jay Cutler, Tony Scheffler and a conditional 2009 pick depending on the play of Tony Scheffler. Scheffler and the conditional pick would go to the Bills. In exchange all they would have to give away would be a 2009 second round pick. That would be a small price for a great receiver like Tony Scheffler.

Before we get to Jay Cutler, I have to explain what else the Bills would be giving up. To the Seattle Seahawks, they would trade the 11th pick in this years draft. That would be all they give away period. They give away a 2009 second round pick, and this years 11th pick in the draft. What they get in exchange is much more exciting though. They receive Matt Hasselbeck and a 2nd round pick in Aprils draft. Matt would fit their scheme well I believe and might be the kind of leader needed to control a player like Terrell Owens.

That leaves Jay Cutler to the Seahawks. With Mike Holmgren gone, some of his protégé’s and favorites like Seneca Wallace might not have a place in Jim Mora’s offense so he will therefore be traded to the Broncos where he would fit right in with Josh McDaniels and the amoeba. But with Wallace the Broncos will also receive the 4th overall pick in the NFL Draft.

So what do you guys think? We get rid of Jay Cutler and Tony Scheffler who were probably bound to leave anyway and a conditional 2009 pick. In exchange we get a second round pick for next years draft, the 4th round pick in this years and a great temporary solution at the QB position in Seneca Wallace who I surmise would be a perfect fit for our scheme.

Feel free to comment and share your own ideas on the crazies three way trade ever. Or you can give your own crazy three way trade ideas.  

  1. Marco permalink
    March 23, 2009 8:02 AM

    Man be for real,thats not negotiating. Thats a terrible trade.

  2. March 23, 2009 8:16 AM

    ooooh so sad i never thought i’d hear this kinda talk! this is Jay and Tony were talking about! and i think Matt Has is overated and Mike didn’t do so good without brett and this Wallace dude, man G-man i can’t believe you watched tape and liked it! i think he’s pretty aweful

  3. Josh Vitale permalink
    March 23, 2009 12:25 PM

    Garrett, I think your’e vastly overestimating the talent level of Seneca Wallace. He’s a 28 year old career backup out of Iowa State, and he has thrown less than 500 passes in his career. In his few starts, he has shown almost a fear of the pocket, as he spends more time running out of it than throwing from it. Plus, at 5-11, he seems much too small to be a starting QB in the NFL. I don’t mean to totally nix your trade idea, but I don’t think Wallace can be a starting QB.

  4. March 23, 2009 1:26 PM

    I don’t get all the Wallace hate. I think he is great. He has great touch and accuracy and while Josh does have a point with the fear of the pocket, that is something that can be extremely easily taught with a good coach and with a good line it might just come naturally. Also this height crap I don’t believe in. I guess I can see where you are coming from but he has a lot of potential and with Josh McDaniels this would be great.

    And one more thing. This will NEVER happen people so don’t get worried. I just like the idea lol.

  5. March 23, 2009 4:46 PM

    Josh is so right

  6. jon24 permalink
    March 24, 2009 9:44 AM

    i rather have simms starting than this loser..

  7. Kevin permalink
    March 28, 2009 10:04 PM

    I would be scared of standing in the pocket too if i was a 5’10” QB in the NFL! But he is great at moving to the sides and 7-step drops that help open up his vision down the field. Last year, Wallace was 3-5 as the starter. They almost won the game in Miami, but failed on a 2 point conversion. They almost won the game against the Pats, but the defense CHOKED and blew the lead with a minute remaining. So he could have been 5-3 as a starter. And remember, he played the first 3 or 4 games with a strained groin and calf after playing at WR. Ouch! Hasselbeck was 1-7, right? It seems like everyone on the seahawks think of Hass as the goofball guy who likes to make jokes. Wallace seems like the emotional team leader (remember the game at St Louis). If Seattle doesn’t give Wallace a chance to win their starting job, they need to trade him to a team who will (maybe Tampa, Denver, Chicago, Minnesota, Detroit, Jets, Carolina). I would give up a mid 2nd round, early 3rd round pick for him. The biggest upside is that HE DOESN’T THROW INTS!

    • March 29, 2009 8:45 AM

      haha thank you! finally some love for wallace! you are right he is a decent QB, and he does deserve to have chance starting.

      • Kevin permalink
        April 1, 2009 7:53 AM

        His projected stats for a full season (16 games) would be around 22 TD, 7 INT, 3200 pass yds. It’s not not as high as the 3500-4000 pass yds that Hasselbeck could put up, but Wallace can add 30 rush yds a game with his legs (I think his career rush avg is like 12 yds per attempt!). Seneca is no Hall of Famer or Pro Bowler, but he could definately win 10 or 11 games with a strong running team like the Panthers or Jets.

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