New Eagles Hire Sparks Patrick Surtain II Trade Buzz

The Philadelphia Eagles hired Christian Parker from the Broncos, sparking rumors about finally acquiring Patrick Surtain II.
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The coaching staff for the Philadelphia Eagles finally taking shape. After the highly-touted hiring of defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, the experienced coach has started to fill his staff, understandably with familiar faces.

According to Dan Graziano of ESPN, the Denver Broncos defensive backs coach Christian Parker is joining Fangio's staff in Philadelphia. After Clint Hurtt who was hired to coach the defensive line and safeties coach Joe Kasper, Parker is the third Eagles hire this offseason who has previously worked under Fangio.

That has Eagles fans thinking about some players who might come over to join their old coach too.

Eagles' New Hire Christian Parker Could Bring Pat Surtain With Him

Christian Parker leaving the Broncos job is not a surprise. He was a candidate for various defensive coordinator gigs this offseason, including the Packers and the Patriots. He didn't end up getting those jobs but opted to leave Denver anyway, for a lateral move.

This hiring excited Eagles fans for one specific reason: the prospect of landing Patrick Surtain II.

Parker helped develop Surtain into one of the best young cornerbacks in the league. On his watch, the 23-year-old corner made two Pro Bowls and earned first-team All-Pro honors. Now, the Eagles may show a renewed interest in him, especially after James Bradberry looked awful in the wild-card loss to Tampa Bay.

The Eagles have previously shown interest in Surtain when they tried to trade for him in the 2023 trade deadline. The Broncos rejected all offers then and chose to stay pat.

However, considering where Denver is at right now as a franchise, they might prefer draft capital as they rebuild for the future. And Surtain would certainly be worth a first-round pick for Philadelphia, which desperately needs to bolster its defensive backfield.

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