Eagles rumors: NFL insider believes Philadelphia could trade tight end soon
Under any normal circumstance, if an inferior team hangs with the defending world champs and winds up losing by less than a touchdown, most fan bases would consider that a moral victory (if you believe in those kinds of things). That isn’t how Philadelphia Eagles fans are feeling on the day following a 28-22 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers though. Dissatisfaction and Eagles rumors are all over the place.
If you don’t understand why you obviously didn’t see the game. Hang out on any Eagles-related social media circles, listen to Philly sports radio, or just talk shoot a text to a friend. You’d be hard-pressed to find some positivity.
Conspiracy theories are all over the place. They range from whether or not the Birds are tanking in an attempt to improve the position in one of what might wind up being three first-round draft picks to, now, whether or not a trade could be looming.
NFL insider reignites the latest of Philadelphia Eagles rumors.
Don’t look now, but trade talks are a thing again. That’s to be expected with the deadline approaching, but recently, one of the more trusted NFL voices, Fox Sports’s Jay Glazer mentioned the Eagles by name on Thursday Night Football’s pregame show. You’re probably going to want to know what he said.
Here’s a quote:
"Several teams around the NFL have been calling the Eagles this week about trading for one of their tight ends, Zach Ertz or Dallas Goedert. I wouldn’t be surprised if one of them got traded sometime this week."
Glazer’s one of those guys that you can normally depend on. This could be something to watch in the coming days. Don’t gloss over the fact that Zach Ertz was visibly emotional following Week 6’s game. He’s also been the subject of trade rumors all offseason. Might he have played his last game in an Eagles jersey? You never know what type of spin you hear when the Eagles rumors get going.
So yes, one might think Zach Ertz is the candidate if Philly’s moving on from one of their tight ends. Dallas Goedert is clearly the better blocker and receiver at this point. Both are nearing the end of their deals, and if Ertz is moved, that gives the Eagles better flexibility to craft a deal for the younger of Philadelphia’s top two tight ends. For now, we’ll have to wait and see what happens.