With the trade dealing around the corner on November 1st, there’s very little doubt that the Eagles are done dealing. After trading away a fourth-round pick for one of the top pass rushers in the league over the last couple of years in Robert Quinn, the Eagles are still rumored to be in search of depth help at two key positions – safety and running back. Let’s take a look at who could wind up in Philly by Tuesday:
Alvin Kamara, RB, New Orleans Saints
This one would be an interesting one for sure as it would just look like the Eagles are using the Saints as their very own closet space. The Saints have given up premium items to the Eagles over the last couple of years with the most recent being Chauncey Gardner-Johnson and this year’s first-round pick, which could end up being a top-5 one at that.
Kamara would add a huge dynamic to the Eagles’ backfield. With both Hurts and Sanders already leading the way, the addition of a player like Kamara would make this offense nearly unstoppable but how likely is this? Would the Eagles want to give up a premium pick for a player in a position that has much cheaper options?
Kareem Hunt, RB, Saints
I’ve said this, again and again, Kareem Hunt to Philly would make sense. He’d likely be a rental as his contract is done after this season but it would be a very beneficial rental. Hunt has incredible potential behind this offensive line. One that could remind folks of the way Blount use to see so many open holes. He would also likely cost less than Kamara.
Let’s not forget that Howie once acquired Jay Ajayi at the trade deadline with a similar motive.
David Montgomery, RB, Chicago Bears
Montgomery makes the most sense as he is a power back that would complement Miles Sanders very well. He won’t cost much for the Eagles this season since he is still on his rookie deal which makes it even more attractive. With Khalil Herbert emerging from the Bears’ backfield, it would be wise for Chicago to unload Montgomery as opposed to letting him walk.
They once did this with a running back by the name of Jordan Howard and that worked out well for both sides. Why not rinse and repeat?
Eddie Jackson, S, Chicago Bears
The Bears’ safety is no man’s land right now and needs some rescuing. Why not continue to pick from the tree that’s feeding you? If Quinn was attainable with just a fourth-round pick then what would the cost for Jackson be? The Eagles could use some depth behind their starting safeties if there are going to make a run for it all.
Grant Delpit, S, Cleveland Browns
Deloitte has shown plenty of promise but has been struggling mightily this season. Could a change of scenery and role help the young safety to find his footing in the NFL? Delpit is still under his rookie contract for the rest of next season which would allow him to develop in time with the Eagles.
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