The Philadelphia Eagles should be sellers at this year’s trade deadline.
Sitting at 0-2-1 through the first three games of the 2020 season, the Philadelphia Eagles aren’t in the best of spots. They’ve failed to win two “gimme” games against Washington and Cincinnati, and they rank towards the bottom of the league in a handful of statistical categories.
In the past, the NFL trade deadline has been a time of joy and excitement for Eagles fans. Howie Roseman made a name for himself around the league as being one of the more aggressive trade deadline movers, and swung key trades in both 2017 and 2018.
Landing RB Jay Ajayi to aid in the team’s Super Bowl run, and adding veteran WR Golden Tate the following season (who ended up playing a crucial role during the Eagles playoff win in Chicago).
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Roseman was linked heavily to the likes of Jalen Ramsey and Robby Anderson at last year’s trade deadline, but opted to stay put on both of them. Holding off on Ramsey was likely the right call looking back on it now, whereas Anderson would have been a nice addition considering the state of the team’s WR room here in 2020.
The Philadelphia Eagles GM did shoot away a fourth-round pick for LB/DE Gernard Avery, but he’s largely been a non-factor on the team’s defense.
Regardless, the Eagles project to be fairly active once again at this year’s trade deadline, but for the opposite reason. Their Super Bowl window has almost definitely closed, and it’s time to start re-tooling the roster around younger players through the draft.
With one of the oldest (and worst) rosters in all of football, it would only make sense for the team to explore moving some of their players at this year’s deadline.