NFL: Is it possible for a team to trade a player they just drafted, before giving him a contract?
Simply put, can a rookie nfl player get traded with no contract in place? I'm aware of draft rights but don't know if that can be used in-place of a contract....??
- conley39Lv 75 months ago
Yes, it is. For example, Eli Manning was drafted by the Chargers and traded to the Giants for their draft pick, Philip Rivers.
- RICKLv 75 months ago
Elway, Eli Manning are 2 instances where that's happened
- ndmagicmanLv 75 months ago
Sure has happen several times in the past.
- M. DiegoLv 75 months ago
It's not common but it is possible, teams usually trade draft picks before selecting a player.
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- BobLv 75 months ago
Yes they can and it has happened
- 5 months ago
Yes. In 2004 the Chargers drafted and traded Eli Manning before they signed him. In 1983 the then-Baltimore Colts drafted and eventually traded John Elway.
- GrundoonLv 75 months ago
Read the history of John Elway
- Anonymous5 months ago
Yeah, San Diego did that back in 04, drafted Eli Manning as the first pick and traded him to the Giants the same day.