Should the Philadelphia Eagles call the Bengals to ask about A.J. Green? NFL analyst Gil Brandt suggests they should.
Another day calls for another hypothetical trade scenario regarding the Philadelphia Eagles. That’s just what happens when you have a general manager like Howie Roseman. Considering that Roseman is always aggressive and looking for potential deals, the Eagles will forever get linked to players who could potentially be on the move.
First, it was Antonio Brown. Then it was Jadeveon Clowney. Still, there are talks about Jalen Ramsey, and now the Eagles are being linked to Bengals veteran wide receiver, A.J. Green. It’s a never-ending cycle in Philly when it comes to trade rumors, and honestly, we don’t mind it.
Whatever makes the team better is good for Philly. According to NFL analyst, Gil Brandt, an Eagles deal to acquire Green makes total sense. As Brandt listed five potential landing spots for Green, he marked the Eagles, with a detailed explanation of why it makes sense.
"“Never say never when you’re talking about general manager Howie Roseman, who’s always trying to upgrade his roster… the receiving corps has been beset by injuries and inconsistency Nelson Agholor and Mack Hollins have fallen off the game-plan map… In a season that has been partly defined by the Eagles receivers’ inability to hold on to the ball, Green would provide Carson Wentz with at least one reliable targeting safe-haven.”"
A.J. Green would surely make the Eagles a better squad based off of talent alone. As we know, though, talent is only half the battle in the NFL. Heading into the 2019 season, some publications argued that the Eagles have the most talented and the deepest wide receivers unit this season.
Fast forward to October, and we’re talking about upgrades because of injuries and depth inconsistency. The NFL is truly unpredictable, and that’s how the Eagles ended up in this position in the first place.
Sure, they could send a package of picks and/or a player for A.J. Green, but we’ve seen that kind of deal backfire already as the Eagles traded a third-rounder last season for Golden Tate, who didn’t live up to expectations for the half of a season he was there.
Not to mention, like the Eagles top targets right now, Green’s health is a significant concern. Last season, the veteran wideout only managed to play in nine games before injuring his foot. During this year’s offseason, he suffered another injury, which currently has him out of the game still, as he hasn’t even strapped up for the 2019 season yet.
Green could easily be the Eagles’ most talented wide receiver if they were to make a deal for him. But talent is only half the battle on this team. Right now, the Eagles need good health and consistency, and the Bengals wideout has not provided that as of late.