It will more than likely not happen but could nine-time Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed help the Philadelphia Eagles get to the playoffs? In his eleven years with the Defending Super Bowl Champions Baltimore Ravens he averaged five and half interceptions per season. The Philadelphia Eagles have twelve interceptions through ten games. That is the second highest number by a team this year. Overall, that is pretty good. But what if the Eagles could get two or three more?
Ok, he is 35 and at the tail end of his career. But for just over $400,000 for the remaining 2013 season that is a bargain. The Eagles’ defense is getting better each game but why not hedge their bets? If he makes a difference down the stretch it would be one of the best investments the Eagles have made in recent years. And at $400,000 what is there to lose?
The Eagles defense has allowed an average of 307 passing yards per game and a total of 3,065 passing yards this season. One would think the defense needs a little help in the back field. Ed Reed thinks he still has what it takes according to a quote from the Houston Chronicle,
I’m still focused. I’m still able to do the things that I know I can do, that I’ve been doing. It’s just a matter of getting opportunities and taking advantage of those opportunities. I can’t be lackadaisical when it’s time for me to make any play, whether it’s a tackle, fumble recovery, anything that it might be. (You) definitely will see a change.
So the price is right, why not give him the opportunity?