2 Reasons Philadelphia Eagles shouldn’t be buyers in NFL trade talks

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Injuries and ineffectiveness are hampering this Philadelphia Eagles team.

The 2020 season hasn’t gone the way many Philadelphia Eagles fans envisioned during the offseason. They’re coming off of their fourth loss of the year, a 30-28 thriller versus the Baltimore Ravens. The team was aggressive in the acquisition of talent in free agency and during the draft, and they reinforced different areas like their defensive line and secondary. This year’s squad looked better on paper and all of those new players were supposed to complement the stayovers.

Still, all those additions haven’t accounted for much as the Eagles currently hold a 1-4-1 record. Injuries have played a big factor in the team’s abysmal record and have decimated the roster. In Week 6 alone, running back Miles Sanders, tight end Zach Ertz, offensive tackle Jack Driscoll, and defensive tackle Malik Jackson all left the field with injuries and are expected to miss time.

Meanwhile. the ‘Birds’ continue to lose. Guard Jamon Brown made his first start in Week 6, and the results were less than stellar. A lack of execution has also plagued this Eagles team. Against the Ravens, rookie wide receiver John Hightower and Miles Sanders dropped important passes. Jake Elliot missed yet another field goal. To its credit, the team is still playing hard and recently, every game feels like it could have been a win.

The question now is, with so many injuries, sgould this team be aggressive in bringing outside players in? Should Philly explore a few trades? Let’s investigate the pros and cons