Philadelphia Eagles draft: 3 realistic first-round trades
1. Philadelphia Eagles trade Zach Ertz in a package deal with Carolina.
By now, Eagles fans know it’s unlikely that Zach Ertz will be playing in midnight green in 2021. It’s just a matter of when the tight end will be traded.
Howie Roseman hasn’t budged in terms of what compensation Philly will get in return. He still believes Ertz has good value. But with a chance to move back into the top ten, he needs to finally part ways with the Eagles veteran.
In this hypothetical scenario, the Eagles send off Ertz, the 12th overall pick, and the 84th overall pick in which they received from Indianapolis. In exchange, Philadelphia gets number eight overall, and Carolina’s fifth-round pick (No. 151).
The Panthers don’t seem to be in the quarterback market anymore after trading for Sam Darnold and could be looking to regain some of the compensation they lost. Their current tight end situation isn’t the prettiest either, with Ian Thomas and Dan Arnold listed as the top two options. Adding Ertz would help solidify an offense that eight one-score games last season.
Carolina has engaged in talks with multiples teams about potentially trading back from the number eight pick. Could one of these be of the Eagles? If the Panthers like what they see in Number 86, it could very well be.