1. Expect two trades. A big splash is coming.
It’s hard to imagine a scenario where Rasul Douglas and Alshon Jeffery are on this Eagles roster in 2020. It’s also difficult to envision a scenario where the Eagles find a willing trade partner for either one of them. Douglas has had his moments, but it appeared as though he fell out of favor with the team’s coaches towards the end of 2019.
Do we even need to revisit what has gone on with Alshon Jeffery?
Here’s something else. Are any of us certain that Jeffery won’t start the season on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list? They’re never going to admit it, but the Eagles don’t want him on this team. Think about it.
If Philadelphia was so intent on dismissing the strong voices in this locker room. most of whom weren’t even causing any team distractions (Malcolm Jenkins for instance) because they wanted Carson Wentz’s voice to be the most dominant, why would anyone believe they’d intentionally keep Jeffery around?
There doesn’t seem to be a trade market for Jeffery or Douglas. Maybe it’s easier to move the latter, but Philly may wind up on the short end of the stick of any deal involving a trade for his services. That’s just something they’ll have to deal with, but heading into the next few weeks, expect two trades involving the Eagles’ cornerback position.
One ushers Douglas out. The other figures to be some sort of splash that brings another into the fold. That will probably be Philly’s sixth cornerback on the final roster. Let’s hope that he’s one with a starter’s makeup.