Could Brian Dawkins be coming back to Philly, along with Denver linebacker D.J. Williams?
Wild thought, right?
Though as unlikely as it seems, Twitter is in an uproar this afternoon after Adam Schefter tossed out the idea of the Eagels sending a mid-round pick to Denver for Dawkins and Williams.
While I wanted to initially dismiss the idea as ridiculous, it makes sense. A lot of sense.
Brian Dawkins is a shell of his former self, but would bring the experience and intensity the Eagles’ secondary desperately lacks.
And while Williams has only recorded 17 tackles and one sack, he would instantly become the Eagles most experienced, and likely most effective linebacker (which isn’t saying much).
Here’s the key–it makes sense for the Eagles, but what about the Broncos?
And, the more I think about this deal, the more I wonder–why not?
Denver is 1-4 and appears to be a team in transition as Tim Tebow takes over at quarterback. They are entering their bye week, which gives them the luxury of a full week to prepare for life without Williams and Dawkins.
Certainly, an early to mid-round draft pick would be more useful than a safety who’s soon to be on his way out, and a linebacker whose best days are probably behind him.
Both Dawkins and Williams hold more value for a team like the Eagles that is desperately searching for answers in what is supposed to be a win-now season.
And, if nothing else, it’s certainly something to talk about–a ray of hope in an otherwise stormy season. Stay tuned.