Three Biggest Losers From The 2022 NFL Trade Deadline

While most people will be looking at the big deals that were made and the winners of the 2022 NFL Trade Deadline, there's some teams out there who couldn't pull in a big trade, and it's potentially going to hurt them going forward. While not giving away draft capital can sometimes help a team, or standing pat can be a good move, the following are ones we have certainly deemed as the losers of the 2022 trade deadline for one reason or another.

3. A pair of disgruntled backs

Both Cam Akers and Kareem Hunt have asked for trades this season, and with several teams looking to upgrade at the running back position, it was all but assumed that one, if not both would be traded. Their situations are different, as it looks like Akers has no intention of playing for the Rams again, while Hunt will likely take up his role with the Browns for the rest of 2022, but they should have both been on the move at the deadline. 

2. A star receiver staying put

For weeks, it looked like Brandin Cooks of the Houston Texans was almost a lock to be traded by the deadline, and when he missed practice today, it solidified that thought, but the deadline came and went, and Cooks remains a member of the Texans, with teams likely looking at the $18 million guaranteed for 2023 as a detractor. He went to Twitter with a cryptic post afterwards, understandably upset, and now, the veteran star will remain on a 1 win team for the rest of the season. 

1. The Green Bay Packers

Green Bay were expected to be one of the most active teams at the deadline, with Chase Claypool, ultimately acquired by the division rival Bears, one of their biggest targets, but ultimately, 4pm ET came and went without them making a noise. They were reportedly trying their best to find a team to make a deal with, but ultimately, they couldn't get it done, and while there's a chance that Aaron Rodgers can lead a turnaround with the team the way it is, acquiring a big weapon would have made it a whole lot easier. 

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