This team continues to miss on obvious difference-makers.
Sure, there’s seemingly been a desire to add every disgruntled NFL star or, even worse, rumors that have connected just about everyone to Philly when they seek new employment or a way out of their current situation, but every once in a while, ideas are tossed around that make sense.
Yep, Philly dodged a bullet with Jadeveon Clowney and Yannick Ngakoue, but there were some huge misses in there as well. Come on. The Birds couldn’t have given the Houston Texans a broken-down running back, a 2020 second-round pick, and a 2021 fourth-round pick for DeAndre Hopkins and a fourth-rounder in 2020? How did they miss on that deal?
It seems as though, these days when there actually is someone available that this team could use, we hear all of these stories about Howie Roseman being right there at the negotiating table before backing away entirely.
You’re allowed to disagree. That’s what makes sports fun, but here’s what you can’t deny. A broken-down running back, a 2020 second-round pick, and a 2021 fourth-round pick is a small price to ask for DeAndre Hopkins, and there’s no excuse for not exploring the possibility of adding someone that solidifies the cornerback room when the team has no problem of, over and over again, kicking the tires on Jason Peters, Vinny Curry, Jordan Howard, Darren Sproles, and Corey Clement. Something is clearly wrong with the evaluation process.