Eagles must continue trade for Super Bowl-winning quarterback, NFL insider says
Now that would be a game changer.
ESPN NFL Insider Adam schefter joined 97.5 The Fanatic on Wednesday and discussed the Philadelphia Eagles’ long-term plans. Schefter suggested GM Howie Roseman might have an offseason blockbuster swap up his sleeve. By NBC Sports Philadelphia:
“They’re going to have, right now, it looks like three first-round picks in the top 20, two in the top 10. So they’re going to be armed to do whatever they want to do this offseason. Deshaun Watson, Russell wilson and Aaron Rodgers could be available. So for me, before I do anything, these are the top three names you need to get answers on.
Watson may be moved before Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET trade deadline, with the Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers being the main contenders.
Rodgers and Wilson have both been linked with business rumors over the past year as the Super Bowl quarterback winners grew unhappy before their careers turned twilight. And there is the catch. The future Hall of Fame would like to be traded for teams in a win-now fashion and the Eagles are clearly in a rebuilding phase.
Roseman must decide if this rebuild includes Jalen Hurts. If not, the best bet is for the Eagles to use one of those 2022 first-round picks to select a new franchise quarterback.
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Hurts will continue to argue his case for being the Eagles’ future quarterback on Sunday when Philadelphia visits the Detroit Lions.
Here’s a look at the game of NFL PR:
• QB JALEN HURTS had 236 yards and 2 touchdowns against 0 INT for a rating of 94.7 and rushed for 61 yards in Week 7. Has more than 30 rushing yards on each of his first 11 starts in career. Has 9 touchdowns (7 assists, 2 rushes) against 3 INT for a score of 91.9 in 4 road starts this season. Aim for a 5th consecutive road start with more than 2 touchdowns in total.
• RB MILES SANDERS has over 50 scrimmage yards in 5 of his last 6 road games. Has over 50 scrum yards in 5 of 7 games this season. RB BOSTON SCOTT had the 1st peak TD of the season last week. Rookie RB KENNETH GAINWELL totaled 61 yards scrimmage (41 yards reg, 20 rushes) and caught a 1st career touchdown in Week 7.
• TE DALLAS GOEDERT led the team with 70 rec. meters last week. At 50+ rec. yards in 3 of his last 4. Rookie WR DEVONTA SMITH had 5 catches and 61 rec. meters last week. Has more than 5 catches in 3 of 4 career road games. Is 1 of 3 rookies (JA’MARR CHASE & KYLE PITTS) with over 30 catches (32) and 400+ rec. yards (406). WR JALEN REAGOR had 3rd career rec. TD last week.
• LB ALEX SINGLETON had 9 tackles and TFL last week. Aiming for his 7th in a row with more than 9 tackles. As of 2020, ranks 5th in the NFL with 188 tackles. DT JAVON HARGRAVE has 5 sacks in 4 road games this season. DT FLETCHER COX was sacked at the last road meeting. CB DARIUS SLAY had 341 tackles, 104 PD and 19 INT in 103 games (2013-19) with Det. Since 2013, leads the NFL with 113 PD. S MARCUS EPPS led the team with 11 tackles, a career high in Week 7. Aiming for his 3rd in a row on the road with more than 8 tackles. CB AVONTE MADDUX had the 1st INT of the season last week, his 3rd career INT.
• QB JARED GOFF had 268 yards and hit a touchdown pass last week. Passed for 267 yards and 3 touchdowns against 0 INT for a score of 142.1 in his last start against Phi. (9/20/20 with LAR). Has over 90 ratings in 2 of its 3 starts in 2021.
• RB D’ANDRE SWIFT recorded a high of 144 scrum yards (a career-high 96 rec., 48 carries), tied his career high with 8 receptions and caught a fourth career touchdown last week. Aiming for his 4th place overall and 5th place at home with TD. Has over 100 scrum yards in 2 of 3 home games this season. Directs all RBs in receptions (42) and rec. yards (391) in 2021. RB JAMAAL WILLIAMS rushed for 57 yards last week. More than 50 rushing yards in 3 of 4.
• TE TJ HOCKENSON had 6 catches and 48 rec. yards last week and is aiming for his 3rd in a row with more than 6 catches. Ranks 2nd among TEs with 38 catches in 2021. WR KALIF RAYMOND had a season-high 6 catches for 115 yards in Week 7, his 2nd career 100-yard game. Aiming for his 3rd in a row at home and his 3rd in a row overall with more than 6 catches.
• LB JULIAN OKWARA was sacked and PD last week. Aim for his 3rd in a row with bag. LB JALEN REEVES-MABIN had 8 tackles last week and is aiming for his 4th in a row with more than 5 tackles. LB ALEX ANZALONE has over 5 tackles in 5 of his 6. CB AMANI ORUWARIYE is aiming for his 3rd in a row at home with INT and 4th in a row at home with PD. S TRACY WALKER made 8 tackles last week. Aiming for his 4th in a row with PD.
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