3 Dream Eagles Trade Targets This Offseason

If the Philadelphia Eagles could pull off these three dream trades, they would be the favorite in the NFC this coming season
Eagles, Asante Samuel Jr.
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2. Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Los Angeles Chargers

This is a name that should sound very familiar to Eagles fans. Asante Samuel spent four years in Philly after signing a six-year, $56 million deal in 2008. At the time, that was a massive contract for a defensive back but Samuel was seen as a game-changer after he had 22 picks and three defensive touchdowns in five seasons for the New England Patriots.

He continued to shine in Philadelphia, recording 23 interceptions in four seasons, even leading the league with nine in 2009. He also made the Pro Bowl in three of the four years he was with the franchise.

His son, Asante Samuel, Jr., is now in the NFL and was a second-round pick for the Los Angeles Chargers in 2021. Through three years, he has 163 tackles, 35 pass defenses, and six interceptions. Like his father, who had seven interceptions and returned four for touchdowns in the playoffs, the younger Samuel proved to be a gamer in the postseason.

He had just one crack at the playoffs in 2022 and picked off Trevor Lawrence three times while breaking up an unbelievable six passes. Samuel, who might not have elite height for the position, has never backed down from a challenge and could be exactly what the Eagles need on defense.

Entering the final year of his deal, the Chargers could be willing to listen to trade offers. They just moved on from Brandon Staley and Jim Harbaugh, who is replacing him, might prefer a fresh start rather than to pay someone he's not as familiar with.