Philadelphia Eagles: 5 potential cornerback trade targets

(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
2 of 6
Philadelphia Eagles
(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Chris Harris Jr.

Chris Harris Jr, although 30-years-old, is coming off a Pro Bowl season in 2018 where he put up three interceptions (one for a touchdown), deflected ten passes, a sack, and 40 solo tackles. With the Denver Broncos currently sitting in last place in the AFC West with a 1-4 record, the team most likely won’t be making a sharp turnaround to push for a playoff berth this season.

Which has led to some serious trade rumors.

With the Broncos all but certainly headed for an early exit, the team might as well ship away some older, valuable players in hopes to use the acquired pick(s) to add future talent when they’ll actually need it: In the future.

Still, Harris won’t be cheap, as he already holds a cap hit of $11.9 million in the final year of his current contract. Not to mention the cost of getting the talented cornerback into the building.

Realistically, Roseman likely can’t procure Harris for a Day 3 pick, and may instead have to include as high as a second-round pick, or a more expansive package of players and picks to get a deal done. Who knows, maybe the Broncos like one of the Eagles rookie contract cornerbacks and would be willing to get two-to-three years of a player like Sidney Jones for a one-year rental of a much better player like Harris.

For a team with Super Bowl aspirations, that may be a deal worth taking.

Adding a player like Harris could really strengthen the Eagles’ defense and boost Philly’s chances of championship contention significantly. With Harris slotted in at CB1, Darby (when healthy) could shift over to a secondary outside role, boosting two spots in the Eagles secondary while creating a secondary that opposing offenses actually have to worry about; a secondary Eagles fans would surely love to see.