What could the Philadelphia Eagles do to get even better than they are? Could they make a trade for a veteran defensive end such as Jerry Hughes?
No team in the NFL is perfect. Each and every one of the 32 franchises in the league right now could use an upgrade one way or another. Whether a team needs an upgrade as extreme as a franchise quarterback, or maybe a team could use something as simple as more depth.
Regardless of what it is, every team could use a boost somehow. With that being said, now we can acknowledge that the Philadelphia Eagles could still use some help on their squad at this point in 2019 NFL Offseason, despite being one of the more overall complete teams in the NFL.
The Eagles found out in 2017 that it takes a ton of depth to succeed in the NFL. Also, they realized that the game of football is won in trenches. So when you pair both, depth and the trenches together, you can succeed with a healthy rotation up front. Many questioned the Eagles decision over the last couple of years to load up on the defensive line, but now we understand the importance of it.
Right now, the Eagles defensive line looks sharp, but that can change in no time. Chris Long is under contract for the 2019 season, but he has yet to confirm whether he’s playing or not. And Derek Barnett may be the starter when he returns, but he’s had two major injuries over the last year or so. Josh Sweat is not only a question mark in terms of his abilities, but he’s also another guy on the defense who has his fair share of injuries.
In other words, the Eagles aren’t perfect up front on defense – and up front on defense is where the Eagles won in their best year in franchise history. So with that being said, could there be a move waiting to happen this offseason where the Eagles upgrade the defensive trenches? Well, a writer at CBS Sports believes so. What it would it take to make it happen?