3 Trade Targets the Eagles Must Avoid at the Deadline

Are there any trades the Philadelphia Eagles should avoid in 2023?

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3. Avoid the temptation to trade for DE Brian Burns

I think you could really make a strong case that there are not many trade possibilities that a team like the Philadelphia Eagles should avoid. If they feel like it can win them a Super Bowl, they should go for it. However, if the Eagles are considering trading for a pass rusher -- and Brian Burns's name has popped up on some fans' wish lists -- then they might want to go for the more "responsible" route when it comes to the kind of draft capital that will be required to get Brian Burns.

Would it be fantastic to see this already strong Eagles front add Brian Burns? Yes, that would be amazing.

But at the expense of likely a first-round pick and another day 2 selection on top of it? I don't know if the Eagles really need to go that far.

Josh Sweat and Haason Reddick are still getting the job done when it comes to pass rush production, and rookie Jalen Carter has also been extremely effective early on in his NFL career. If the Eagles are going after a pass rusher at the NFL trade deadline, perhaps they would want to give the Vikings a call on Danielle Hunter instead, especially after the game he played against them early this season.

If Hunter isn't available (since the Vikings have improved to 3-4), perhaps Howie Roseman could really work his magic and convince a team like the Washington Commanders to do an in-division trade. In-division trades are seemingly no longer impossible as we've seen some big ones in recent years, including the Vikings-Lions trade involving TJ Hockenson at last year's deadline. Could Roseman land Chase Young or Montez Sweat for a fraction of the Brian Burns price?

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