It seems like there are never-ending trade rumors that involve the Eagles. From Yannick, to Jamal Adams, to the silly Field Yates trade, there’s always something on the rumor mill. This week I asked for your realistic trade scenarios and you did not disappoint.
Here are some of your proposals and what I think of them:
Public enemy number one
— Mike McVeigh (@upper_darby_boy) June 22, 2020
What about him, Mike? Give me more!
Oh, sign him? Nah.
He’s public enemy number one in Philadelphia, despite good guy Carson downplaying the intent:
I think Jadeveon is a heck of a player. Whether it was clean or not, I don’t think he intended to have a dirty hit. It was one of those fluky things, the way I was diving, the way he was diving
The need for an edge rusher is there for the Eagles, but Clowney is too expensive and too inconsistent. Plus, that’s not a trade! Follow the rules!
Tate round two
No, not that Tate. Auden Tate:
Rasul Douglas + day 3 pick to Cincy for Auden Tate, Tate is a legit X WR that we dont have outside of Alshon who might start the year on PUP, had a decent year & graded well in 2019 but with them drafting Tee Higgins & keeping AJ Green it may have him on the outside looking in
— yo (@NottsJuventino) June 22, 2020
Tate was a bright spot for the Bengals last year, finishing second on the team with 575 receiving yards in place of A.J. Green. With GReen back, Tee Higgins in the fold, and Tyler Boyd still around, there may not be any room for Tate.
This is an intriguing trade on a few levels. As stated in the tweet, Tate gives the Eagles a nice backup plan to Alshon Jeffery. But wait, wasn’t that J.J. Arcega-Whiteside’s role? It is, but this could give insurance on the insurance. Even with all of the additions at wide receiver so far, there should be room in the garage for more cars.
As far as the Bengals are concerned, they lost corner Dre Kirkpatrick, which isn’t a total loss, but replaced him with equally bad Mackensie Alexander. Rasul Douglas may be the odd man out in the corner battle for the Eagles, as Sidney Jones, Avonte Maddox, Cre’Von LeBlanc, and Trevor Williams all have their sights set on roster spots beside Darius Slay and Nickell Robey-Coleman. Douglas, a free agent after 2020, could use a fresh start somewhere else to establish his value for the 2021 offseason.
This is a good trade.
Hey John Lynch, please?
Malik Jackson (4.6 cap this yr, 13.6 cap next year) and a 4th rd pick to SF for Fred Warner (1 mil cap for next 2 years)
Helps fill void of Arik Armstead, gives eagles some cap relief for 2021 and gives them a playmaker at LB who can play all 3 downs
— Certified Ya Boy (@ScooterMcgilli1) June 22, 2020
Let’s be quick with this.
The 49ers lost DeForest Buckner, not Armstead. But still, they drafted Javon Kinlaw. There’s no need for Malik Jackson.
Fred Warner is one of the best young linebackers in the NFL. He finished first on the team in tackles. He was named the “Future of the 49ers” by ProFootballFocus, he’s not going anywhere. But hey, John Lynch… please?
A lot of unpacking in this one
Sign Logan Ryan
Sign Warford or Peters
Trade Douglas for a pick to save money
Sign Vet minimum McCoy
Pay cut Wentz and Jeffery to possibly work a trade or more money to sign an elite pass rusher
— Kevin Trump (@Kevinptrump) June 22, 2020
- I’m out on Ryan
- Warford is my choice
- Easier said than done
- If they wanted McCoy he would’ve been here by now
Ok let’s get all of the Jamal Adams ones done now
Douglas a first round and a 4th next year for Jamal Adam's. Because I Douglas wanted to be moved I make this trade. We can trade for the 1st round pick back. While getting a All Star caliber safety in Adams. Alternate trade would be a 2 round pick and 3 round pick.
— Doc Szn🔔🍇(35-23) (@doc_szn) June 22, 2020
No amount of picks is going to make Rasul Douglas an attractive trade chip for Jamal Adams.
The Jets just drafted Bryce Hall and Lamar Jackson (there’s a corner with that name), they have Brian Poole, they signed Pierre Desir, they do not need Mills or Douglas. Even if you argue Mills will be safety on the Jets, they also drafted very good safety Ashtyn Davis.
They won’t want Sudfeld. He’d be another QB3 for them.
This doesn’t work.
McLeod + a 3rd and 4th for Jamal Adams
— Phil (@philiptav12) June 22, 2020
Ertz + 3rd for Jamal Adams.
— Matthew (@VividMiddle) June 22, 2020
Here’s the most realistic one.
Let me preface this by saying I do not want to trade Ertz.
But, as I stated on the latest Flippin’ The Birds, if the Jets called and asked for either Ertz or Goedert in a trade for Adams, I’m sending Ertz.
The thing is, trading Ertz hurts the cap to the tune of a $5.8 million dead cap hit, but also saving $6.7 million on the cap, according to Over The Cap. So is trading Ertz worth a net $900K savings when you have to extend the player you are receiving?
Ertz is, and will always be, Wentz’s security blanket. He is 65 receptions away from being the Eagles’ all time leader in receptions. He’s not going anywhere.
*Blinking eyes gif*
Cowboys left guard Zach Martin For a 3rd and a 4th round draft pick. You're getting one of the best guards in the league in beefing up your own line. Especially with the brooks injury.
— Doc Szn🔔🍇(35-23) (@doc_szn) June 22, 2020
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