Philadelphia Eagles: Contenders who can partner in trade for Fletcher Cox

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Philadelphia Eagles potential trade partner: Tennessee Titans

Tennessee had two issues throughout the 2020 season that they vowed to fix heading into the current campaign. They wanted to get better versus the pass, and they wanted to get to the other team’s quarterback. Those were two things they struggled to do all last season.

Fletcher Cox won’t help Tennessee in coverage that much, other than the obvious things like getting to the quarterback so the secondary doesn’t have to cover as long. Still, with guys like Jeffery Simmons, Denico Autry, and rising star Ola Adeniyi in the mix, adding Fletcher Cox to the defensive line rotation could pay dividends.

Think of the possibilities once Bud Dupree gets fully healthy.

Like the Ravens, the Titans run a 3-4 scheme as opposed to the 4-3 Philly currently runs, but Cox does have some experience in the 3-4 thanks to his days with Chip Kelly. Making the marriage work might take some creativity on the part of their defensive coordinator, Shane Bowen. Still, if the belief is Fletcher Cox can’t be added to an NFL team’s scheme, the scheme may need to be altered some.

Also, like the Ravens, the Titans will need to finagle their cap some to make this transition work. They do have some room though as they surprisingly have $8.9 million in cap space, and that’s after they signed a very expensive Julio Jones.