3. Have Philadelphia Eagles fans forgotten about this cap issue or something?
If you’re still on the Odell train, it’s okay. We get it. Quez Watkins is hurt. Carson Wentz missed Jalen Reagor on that bomb at the end of the second quarter in Week 1 that should have been a touchdown. John Hightower, though there’s no reason to think that he won’t at least be serviceable, wasn’t quite what you would call ready for the bright lights in Week 1.
So, naturally, one of the initial reactions that we’re going to hear when OBJ again becomes the subject of trade rumors is this. Why not bring him to the ‘City of Brotherly Love’? There’s just one major issue, and that doesn’t include the aforementioned danger of another distraction and the fact that nothing tangible proves that placing this guy on your team means that your franchise is ready for a Super Bowl run. That needs to be said over and over again until it sinks in.
The biggest issue is, if Philly is interested, a discussion can’t begin until the question is answered about how this franchise intends to swallow his massive price tag. No, there won’t be another five or six sentences dedicated to the Eagles’ camp concerns in 2021. Frankly, we’re all tired of talking about that, but here’s what we all can agree on.
How did things work out the last time this team invested a ton of money into the wide receiver position? Oh, that’s right. They got burner accounts and anonymous sources. There’s no need for more drama and another hefty contract in this Eagles organization. Sure, there are some nice arguments to argue on the other side, but no. this team doesn’t need ‘OBJ’ on its roster. Let’s move on from this one as quickly as possible.