We’re a quarter of the way through the season and the Eagles have a perfect mark of 4-0. Although the record is perfect, the quality of play and the injury situation is far from it.
After finishing last season as one of the healthier teams, the Eagles have found themselves down several starters and key reserves, especially in the secondary. To (sort of) heal those wounds, the Eagles signed DB Bradley Roby to the practice squad (and probably will start at nickel DB against the Rams).
But the acquisitions cannot stop there. For this team to get back to the promised land, moves must be made. After four games, could teams already out of contention look to move on from some players? Let’s take a look at some options:
6 teams the Eagles should call
New York Jets
It only took four plays for the New York Jets to have yet another New York Jets season. Once Aaron Rodgers was lost for the season, all hope vanished with it. They currently have a 1-3 record, which could be directly attributed to their offense.
The Jets defense has been dominant, which will pose a challenge for the Eagles in two weeks. But they also are down a second-round pick due to the Rodgers trade. Could the New Orleans pick entice Joe Douglas to part with one of their defenders?
Edit: alright, not many of the players they’d part with is worth a 2nd. Maybe a late round? Maybe?
Targets: Ashtyn Davis, Bryce Hall, Quincy Williams (offer the 2nd!)
Las Vegas Raiders
Another year, another dumpster fire for the Raiders. Josh McDaniels is just not fit to lead anything in the NFL. An offense with Davante Adams and Josh Jacobs should not be struggling this much. Maybe it’s time to really tear it down and build it up (to repeat the same process).
Targets: Marcus Epps (think he regrets leaving?), Divine Deablo
What else can be said about a team led by an asshat like Sean Payton and gave up 70 points? Sure, they came back to win against the Bears but… the Bears.
I think it’s time for them to start recouping picks that they sent away for Mr. Unlimited.
Targets: Justin Simmons (!!!!!), Kareem Jackson
After looking like they were turning the corner, well, you read in the previous paragraph. An 0-4 start to the season had fans wondering about life after Justin Fields and maybe with Caleb Williams. The Bears have some players with ties to current Eagles DC Sean Desai (but only one matters) so maybe Howie will call up Ryan Pace first and try his best to not bring up the trade that allowed Jalen Carter to go to the Eagles.
Targets: Eddie Jackson
Why is this team always bad? Ridder me that.
Targets: Jessie Bates (!!!!!!!!!!!!), KYLE PITTS (OH COME ON LIKE YOU HAVEN’T FANTASIZED ABOUT HIM IN THE SLOT WITH THE REST OF THOSE WEAPONS. DON’T LIE.)
Jonathan, you feel that? That fire in your gut? It’s bad. The only cure is to trade Budda Baker to the Eagles. Sorry for the news.
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