It’s been an interesting few days for the Philadelphia Eagles, and as always, the rumor mill just won’t stop churning. Why would you expect it to though? That’s pretty much a right of passage if you’re a fan right? Hey, it doesn’t seem to change if you’re anyone in the media that covers this team either.
The final Sunday before Philly begins training camp brought us some more fuel to that fire as well. After a ton of speculation about whether or not they’d be interested, the Eagles offered some of the more exciting news that we’ve heard this Summer with the news that they had acquired Steven Nelson.
It doesn’t stop there though. We’ve been inundated with discussions about whether or not Deshaun Watson is still an option, and it appears that he is. Can you hear those rumors churning?
The Philadelphia Eagles are again named as a potential landing spot for Watson.
How many of you are scratching your heads in confusion about how this salary cap works? It doesn’t make sense, does it? It would seem like things would be as simple as balancing a checking account, that teams should be unable to sign guys if they didn’t have enough cap space, but apparently, there’s more to it than that.
Every time you look up, teams like the Tennessee Titans are taking on Julio Jones and his massive number.
Then, there’s Philly. The Eagles don’t just have to give up a small farm to land the disgruntled Texans signal-caller. They have to pay him when he gets to town. That doesn’t seem feasible, but it doesn’t stop guys like Pro Football Network’s Adam H. Beasley from naming the Birds as a possible landing spot.
Here’s what he had to say on that subject.
"With as many as three first-round picks in 2022, nobody can hand the Texans more draft capital.And with Jalen Hurts and a 36-year-old Joe Flacco their current options at quarterback, next to nobody has a bigger need.Philadelphia Eagles sideline reporter Howard Eskin recently said there’s a “90% chance” Watson ends up in Philly. And while that seems a bit high, we think they’re the odds-on favorites.And if Carson Wentz meets the playing time threshold for the Colts in 2021 (75% of snaps or 70% of snaps plus the Colts make the playoffs), the Eagles will have three firsts to dangle."
What do you think fans? Is Watson’s price too high to pay, or is this the type of talent that you do whatever is necessary to land him?
The floodgates are open in the Philadelphia Eagles rumor mill, especially after the signing of Nelson. Don’t expect the Birds to make a move too quickly, but then again, with executive vice president and general manager Howie Roseman behind the curtain, you have to know by now that anything is possible with this team