Philadelphia Eagles: 3 reasons Eli Apple deserves consideration for 2020

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3. Adding Apple would add fuel to rivalry with Giants

Due to the fact that New York was willing to trade Apple back in 2018, the case can be made the Giants wouldn’t be bothered one bit if the Eagles were to give the cornerback a shot.

Of course, if Philadelphia were to bring Apple on board, and he found a way to make a significant impact on defense for the Eagles, this would sting at least a little bit for the Giants.

Rightfully so, expectations were high for Apple back in 2016 when New York used the No. 10 in the draft on him following an impressive career with the Buckeyes.

And while the Giants had every right to trade Apple when they did in 2018, the fact that New Orleans only needed to give up future picks in the fourth and seventh rounds shows New York basically gave up on him.

Apple may not have lived up to the previous high expectations coming out of college, but he has come through in big ways on numerous occasions over the years.

The Eagles have certainly had their way with the Giants in recent years, and there’s a good chance this trend will continue in 2020 since New York appears to be heading towards another year of rebuilding.

But if Apple were to be added to Philadelphia’s roster, it would make the two meetings with New York in 2020 even more interesting to follow.