6 Eagles Who Could Request Trades Next After Haason Reddick

Could the Philadelphia Eagles have more players asking for a way out following a disappointing 2023 campaign?

Nov 26, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay (2) reacts
Nov 26, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay (2) reacts / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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5. Kenneth Gainwell, Running Back

A fifth-round pick in 2021 out of Memphis, Kenneth Gainwell flashed his potential as a rookie with 291 yards and five touchdowns. He averaged an impressive 4.3 yards per rush and added 253 yards and a touchdown on 33 receptions. His overall numbers declined in 2022 but he still had 409 yards from scrimmage with four touchdowns. He then stepped up in the postseason.

Philadelphia ran all over the New York Giants in the second round of the playoffs and Gainwell went for 112 yards and a touchdown on just 12 rushing attempts. He added 48 yards on the ground and 26 through the air in the win over the San Francisco 49ers the following week. In the Super Bowl loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, he struggled with just three yards per rush but still had four receptions and 41 total yards.

With Miles Sanders leaving in free agency, Gainwell was in line for a larger role. That changed when they traded for D'Andre Swift who topped 1,000 yards for the Eagles. Gainwell did record a career-high 364 yards on the ground and added 183 through the air but finished with just two touchdowns.

Kellen Moore is now taking over and he does have experience utilizing multiple backs but he's also been guilty of allowing the player with the more recognizable game to vulture the touchdowns. That could be enough for Gainwell to see about heading elsewhere as he enters a contract year.