Philadelphia Eagles rumors: Trading up for Kyle Pitts is a win

Kyle Pitts #84, (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Kyle Pitts #84, (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Perhaps the most common narrative that came out of the Philadelphia Eagles trading out of the sixth-overall selection was this one. “They’ve just given up on any chance they had at taking Kyle Pitts”.

Truthfully, adding the additional first-round selection in 2022 and swapping a fifth-round selection for a fourth in 2021 was the best thing that could have happened for this Eagles franchise, but the Birds haven’t stopped thinking about trading back into the top ten.

Here’s something that Philadelphia Eagles fans will find interesting.

According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the belief is, if the Eagles are looking to move up, they’d do so for one of two reasons, to land a quarterback or to take Kyle Pitts. Here’s a statement that he made via his CBS Sports column recently:

"If the Eagles move back up, the general managers I have spoken to believe it’s for Pitts or a quarterback. Never rule anything out when it comes to the Eagles and potential trades."

Let’s talk about that theory of the Eagles adding a quarterback. Tough that isn’t impossible, it’s also debatable seeing as how Philly spent second-round draft collateral on a quarterback a season ago.

Some say, with the investment, that Philly needs to, at minimum, see if Jalen Hurts can play. Others believe that, regardless of where Hurts was taken, Philly needs to add a talent that’s potentially better if they’re able to do so.

Here’s a legitimate question. How has everyone already settled on the idea that Justin Fields, Trey Lance, and Mac Jones are potentially better anyway?

Let’s talk about Kyle Pitts if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.

It’s hard not to talk about Kyle Pitts and smile. When Philly was still scheduled to pick sixth, he was one of the men that Philly fans wanted. He actually might have been the favorite among Birds fans. If they still have a chance to land him, this could elevate the Eagles’ offense, its receivers, and its quarterback. He’s that level of special.

Pitts is a six-foot-six, 246-pound talent that might actually outrank even the best tight ends (Ja’Marr Chase, DeVonta Smith, and Jaylen Waddle) as far as being one of the best targets available. While some may desire a wide receiver for the Birds’ offense, the argument can also be made that, with a talented and loaded class, it isn’t out of the realm of possibility that the Philadelphia Eagles might eschew a wideout in Round 1 to add one later.

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We’ll have to wait and see what happens come draft day. Still, as it sounds right now, the possibility of adding Pitts, if it is a possibility, is something this franchise shouldn’t ignore. The only question then becomes what will they have to give up to move up?