Posts Tagged ‘Eagles Trade Rumors’

Eagles-Browns Trade: Will History Repeat Itself?

April 23rd, 2016 by Robert Waterman | Comments Off on Eagles-Browns Trade: Will History Repeat Itself? | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL
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“Patience is a virtue and the best things in life are worth waiting for”- Julie Spira

I bring up this quote because it seems that the common Philadelphia sports fan has very little of this anymore as it pertains to the Philadelphia Eagles, and the yearly disappointments that we have endured. This seemed to get magnified after Wednesday’s blockbuster trade with the Cleveland Browns, in which the Eagles obtained the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Now, common perception among NFL insiders is that the Los Angeles Rams will take QB Jared Goff from Cal with the top selection, allowing the Eagles to take QB Carson Wentz from North Dakota State. There are a lot of people saying that we gave up too much, in addition to questioning whether or not it’s worth it to have this pick. I think we need to take a few steps back, remember the last time we drafted at No.2, and what we obtained from that pick. Yes, I’m talking about Donovan McNabb. Before I go into the current draft situation, I want to relive this pick again for those who have forgotten how good we had it during the Andy Reid Era.

In 1999, rumors were swirling that Philadelphia would take Texas Longhorns RB Ricky Williams. Williams was fresh off of a Heisman Trophy campaign the previous year, that saw him break the NCAA career rushing record. However, the Eagles stunned everyone on draft day when they drafted QB Donovan McNabb out of Syracuse instead. I remember it like it was yesterday, because people were saying the same thing about McNabb that they are about Wentz. What followed this pick was a period of time in which McNabb sat for the first year under then QB Doug Pederson, before ultimately leading the Eagles to five NFC Championship Games, and a Super Bowl appearance in 11 seasons with the team. However, as his production slipped, he was eventually traded to the Washington Redskins in 2009. Since that point, the Eagles have gone though six starting quarterbacks in the last six seasons, and not has shown that they could be the franchise QB.

Fast forward to 2016, enter Carson Wentz. Doug Pederson is now the head coach for the Eagles, and he is a big part of the reason that this trade ultimately happened. After crisscrossing the country with the other members of the Eagles front office and working out the top QB prospects, Howie Roseman pulled the trigger on the trade which may very well land us our new franchise signal-caller. While this might be a big risk, in the end the payoff could well outweigh the risks. The Eagles already have Sam Bradford and Chase Daniel in the nest at this point, and adding Wentz will either bring out the best in him or he will succumb to the pressure of being in Philadelphia. If history is any indication, then this could end up being just as successful, if not even more successful than taking McNabb. So again, I implore you Eagles fans………… patience is a virtue.

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Examining 5 Potential Trade Scenarios for Kam Chancellor

February 3rd, 2016 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Examining 5 Potential Trade Scenarios for Kam Chancellor | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL

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Every offseason, it seems like a major superstar becomes available via trade. Most recently, those stars have ranged from Jimmy Graham to Brandon Marshall. This year, there figures to be a number of stars discussed in trade talks. However, it’s almost a certainty that one man is going to be traded. That man’s name is Kam Chancellor, and he is an all-pro safety for the Seattle Seahawks. Chancellor enrolled at Virginia Tech as a quarterback, before enduring a change to cornerback. He eventually settled in at safety, and the rest is history. In his six seasons in the NFL, Chancellor has tallied almost 500 total tackles, a pair of sacks, 10 interceptions, and nine forced fumbles.

Quickly ascending to superstar status, Chancellor has solidified himself as an elite NFL safety. With that said, he’s been long-linked to trade rumors. The rumors have only become more frequent, since his holdout at the start of this season. While many teams have been linked to Chancellor at one point or another, there’s been one team who’s constantly appeared in rumors, the Philadelphia Eagles. In this article, we will take a look at five potential scenarios that could land Kam Chancellor in “Midnight Green.”  Without further delay, let’s get started…

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1.) Jason Peters and a 2016 3rd Round Pick

This deal makes the most sense for both sides, hands down. Seattle figures to lose Russell Okung to Free Agency this year. By losing Okung, the Seahawks are not only taking a major blow to their offensive line stability, but they’re also taking a major blow to their veteran presence. The acquisition of Peters would be beneficial for the Seahawks, as it would restore stability among their offensive lineman, while keeping the veteran presence in the locker room. For the Eagles, this deal almost makes too much sense. Moving Peters helps them shed his horrendous cap hit for the 2016 season, while beefing up their defensive secondary with the acquisition of one of the league’s best safeties. The third-round pick helps offset the salary difference between Peters and Chancellor, further enticing the Seahawks to take the deal.

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