Howie Roseman was once labeled a genius by the media, but as of late he is not looking too smart. The Philadelphia Eagles are in trouble and it is starting to sound like they realize that and are willing to do whatever to get some draft capital and salary cap.
The Eagles already took a huge hit on the Carson Wentz trade and now it sounds like a few other solid players are being shopped.
According to Mike Silver of NFL Network, Zach Ertz is next up.
Multiple teams have called the Eagles about the possibility of trading for three-time Pro Bowl TE Zach Ertz, and a deal could happen in the coming days, according to two sources familiar with the talks. @nflnetwork @AroundTheNFL— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) March 8, 2021
It sounds like the 30 year old Pro Bowler could be on his way out next. I was checking sports betting websites like Betsson to find out the Super Bowl odds of the Eagles and I was shocked. The Eagles have the 23rd best odds to win the Super Bowl in 2022.
If the team continues to rid themselves of their stars there is no way the team can win. Last year, Jalen Hurts and Carson Wentz were throwing the ball to undrafted free agents, while guys like Desean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery were injured, and sitting on the sidelines. The Eagles are in a full blown rebuild at this point.
If it was just Zach Ertz I may not be so hard but now the team is considering trading Brandon Brooks too?
Albert Breer of SI.com is reporting that right guard Brandon Brooks has also been the subject of trade discussions recently.
Brooks missed the 2020 season after tearing his Achilles, but is now 100 percent.
I think instead of draining their roster of talent the team should be looking to restructuring some of these horrendous contracts they handed out under Howie Roseman.
The team already created space by restricting the deal of Darius Slay, and they need to call Brandon Graham, Lane Johnson, Javon Hargrave, Derek Barnett and Fletcher Cox as well. If they want to save money they could do it without having to part with their talent. Cox is making around 24 million dollars this year, they could easily free up some space. I would not be shocked if they could save around 40 million by restructuring these deals.
The Eagles will continue to rebuild, and I am not sure that is the right idea. They keep losing talent, and replacing veterans with rookies is not easy.