2. Adams shifts the NFC East’s power structure into the Philadelphia Eagles’ hands for the foreseeable future.
Has anyone else noticed that the Eagles and Cowboys just keep on constructing their rosters with the goal of beating each other? It’s not like that’s a new thing, but with the NFC East looking like it will, again, be a two-team race, goal number one is still winning the division.
It’s the easiest way to ensure a playoff berth, and when it’s all said and done, Week 16 in the 2020 NFL season will look like it did in the 2019 campaign. Philly’s game versus Dallas will be played with divisional superiority being the endgame.
If Adams is on one roster or the other, the tide swings automatically. It doesn’t guarantee victory, but neither one of these teams wants to spend the next few seasons or this one game-planning ways to limit Adams’ impact on two regular-season games.
On the surface, the likelihood that this could happen makes sense. Joe Douglas, the Jets GM, was once the Eagles’ vice president of player personnel. Sure, his drafts with Howie Roseman sucked, but there is a relationship there as these two worked closely together from 2016 to 2019.
Forget next year’s cap number. Forget the fact that the Eagles are projected to be over $50 million above that number in 2021. The Eagles will be fine, and that’s why Roseman sits in the big chair. This is a no-brainer. The “Birds” must get this deal done. There’s mutual interest. there’s an opportunity. There’s the future to consider. Cue the “Howie Season” hashtags. This is what the man’s famous for.