1. The Texans shop DeAndre Hopkins. The Philadelphia Eagles basically ignore them.
The Eagles’ worst move of 2020’s offseason is the one they didn’t make, and it’s often been part of the discussion whenever fans, radio personalities, or members are the media are questioning whether or not, this team is “all in” on the 2020 season.
With so many guys available that could shift the NFC’s balance of power, the Eagles have either sat quietly or they’ve reportedly had seats at the negotiating tables for some game-changing talent but decided to back away from the negotiating table at the last minute.
The name Jadeveon Clowney comes to mind. So does the name DeAndre Hopkins. It’s still hard to fathom why Bill O’Brien the general manager chooses to make things difficult on Bill O’Brien the head coach, but that seems to be whats going on with the Houston Texans.
For Eagles fans, the real story with O’Brien’s decision to trade Hopkins wasn’t what the Texans gave up. The issue is what NFL fans saw Houston get in return. In addition to Hopkins, the Texans gave up a 2020 fourth-round draft selection. They acquired running back David Johnson, a second-round pick in 2020, and a fourth-round pick in 2021.
Try this. Walk up to an Eagles fan and say that they can get Hopkins for a player they don’t want, a second-round draft selection, and a fourth-round draft selection. Ask them if they’d take that deal.
Sure, fans disagree. So does the media, but anyone who follows the “Birds” would take that deal in a second. It kind of makes you wonder why Philly couldn’t get a similar deal done. This one is inexcusable. They were right at the negotiating table and backed away. As a result, a game-changer for this Eagles offense will be going to play football somewhere else.