Potential trades & signings that would patch a wounded Eagles secondary

Discount Deals

When you look around the league for discount deals, you try to find teams that aren’t in the hunt with players toward the end of their careers or about to become free agents during a later stage of their career. Here are some names that come to mind when thinking of #HowieSZN deals:

Johnathan Joseph

Joseph is 35 years old, a free agent after this season, and he is still productive. He allowed a passer rating of 76.0 in 2018 and has four pass deflections through three games this year. The 2-1 Texans have shown that they are in win-now mode with their trade for Tunsil, but if they lose Sunday versus the Panthers, they may start thinking about recouping some draft picks. 

Dre Kirkpatrick

The Eagles need perimeter corners. Dre Kirkpatrick is a perimeter corner.  The 0-3 Bengals have a very important game with the 0-3 Steelers on Monday night and if they fall to 0-4, they could be making major changes. 

Kirkpatrick, approaching his 30th birthday in a few weeks, allowed a 44% completion rate on the outside in 2018, lowest among all corners. He is currently allowing a 64.3% completion rate and 124.7 passer rating through three games, so maybe he just needs a change of scenery to get back to his 2018 self. 

William Jackson III

Staying in the Bengals aisle, we now take William Jackson II off the shelf to ask the cashier his price.

Jackson III might be able to snag the Bengals more compensation in a trade, and rightfully so. He defended 14 passes as a rookie in 2017, 13 last year, and already has an interception this year. He allowed 44 catches last season on 77 targets and has allowed just six this year on 13 targets. 

If Howie wants to spend a little more in the discount aisle, Jackson would be the perfect buy. Another product of the 2016 draft, as with Ramsey and Howard, Jackson is in the final year of his rookie deal and has a fifth year option for 2020. Howie could pull this deal off and afford to wait to sign him to an extension.

So what do you think, Eagles fans? Is there a name out there that you’re looking for?  Let us know!

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Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

10 thoughts on “Potential trades & signings that would patch a wounded Eagles secondary


  2. they do need a cornerback they don’t need a trouble maker either .Don’t need any problems in the locker room .I do think Ramsey would be good here tho. His problem seams to be with the coaching staff. He is a very good corner

  3. We don’t need a big name corner for a bed and don’t break defense in between the 20s and shutting down in the red zone that’s what we do best. So all we need is another good corner with speed that can tackle someone from practice squad or a person that was cut in final cut that knows the system n scheme u

  4. Tired of bargain deals at corner we need a number 1 guy. They needs to step up and get Ramsey or Howard they are both young and better then any first round corner coming out. It’s time to get a corner and stop making this defense suffer!

    1. They need both. They need a true #1, and depth. Sidney Jones can’t be depended on and that is the only thing he has proved as a eagle. This secondary has been in permanent rebuild mode for years. Now with DL injuries it’s getting exposed more then ever. If we lose one of our safeties the season will be lost. Time to get serious about this backend.

      1. Yes They need BOTH
        Nothing worse then watching all those yards given yes GIVEN
        The announcers talking about how laser On The QB is. NO. It’s the
        Dag gone secondary!
        Wide open. Wide open every single passing play. Wide open nobody around

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