NFL trade deadlines are usually a lot of bark and no bite. But this year? The league delivered action right up until the 4:00 PM deadline.
There were a record 10 trades made today, the most ever made on any NFL trade deadline day.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 1, 2022
The only move the Colts made was a big one. Fan favorite Nyheim Hines found himself going to perhaps the Super Bowl favorite this season in the Buffalo Bills. Hines had a career year in 2020 with the check down King Phillip RIvers. Carson Wentz’s style of play didn’t lend itself to a lot of catches out of the backfield so when Matt Ryan was brought to Indianapolis, even Frank Reich expected a 2020 like season for the RB.
Attn: Fantasy football owners.
From Colts HC/play-caller Frank Reich: “If I was a fantasy owner, I’d consider drafting Nyheim (Hines).”
— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) May 25, 2022
Unfortunately, we never saw that big season. Whether you place the blame on Ryan, the offensive line, injuries, or play calling, Hines only had 43 touches through 8 games. That’s only a little over 5 touches per game, down from his stats with Carson Wentz in 2021.
On The Ride with JMV Tuesday afternoon, JMV was asked by a listener whether he believes that it’s possible Hines went to Chris Ballard and asked for a trade. Initially skeptical, JMV asked IndyStar Colts Beat Writer Joel Erickson if the theory had any merit and was surprised at the answer.
There’s been so many moving parts today that I forgot 1 more thing: Nyheim Hines made it known to the Colts after last season he was disappointed w his role. He was expecting a change in 2022 but it never really materialized. Just a little more background on how we got here.
— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) November 1, 2022
Take a listen to JMV’s full conversastion with Joel Erickson below! They dive into the compensation the Colts got back for Hines, why Marcus Brady was let go, and more!