Rumors are like people. We’d like to believe that they’re all created equally, but they really aren’t. The Philadelphia Eagles, time and time again, are linked to every disgruntled NFL star that wants out of their current situation. Sometimes, the fit seems obvious. At other times, we wonder what these people are thinking about that come up with these trade scenarios and rumors, but every once in a while, something pops up on our Twitter feeds that makes sense.
Is it possible that the Eagles could wind up with D.K. Metcalf? Rumor has it that the Seattle Seahawks may use him as trade bait. We’ve dealt with the hunger pains of lusting after elite receivers, and we’ve dealt with the buyer’s remorse of selecting Jalen Reagor over Justin Jefferson since the day it happened.
The Reagor snafu seems worse because the Eagles made the same mistake a year earlier. Rather than taking D.K. Metcalf with the 57th-overall pick in 2019’s NFL Draft, Philly went with JJ Arcega-Whiteside. The results of that error were immediately felt.
Here we sit, almost three full years later, and D.K. is one of the NFL’s elite receivers who’s already made a Pro Bowl. JJAW has 16 career receptions and one touchdown on his resume.
The Eagles have a chance to right one of their past wrongs… maybe.
As stated, all rumors aren’t created equally. We’ve lusted after Russell Wilson so long that we’ve ignored the other star in the Seattle Seahawks jersey. Sometimes, it’s easy to ask questions like ‘Why would Russell Wilson come to Philly?’. Perhaps we should have asked ourselves why Metcalf wouldn’t.
He’s clearly unhappy in the Pacific-Northwest. He clearly upgrades Philadelphia’s receiving corps. This is a move that makes sense, and it’s kind of a make-up date for Howie Roseman and Eagles fans. This would cure some of the bad feelings.
We tried to understand why Philly missed on Metcalf. Sure, we know JJAW was Jeffrey Lurie’s pick, but it’s bigger than that. Maybe Philly was frightened by that neck injury. Maybe they weren’t, but hindsight is seen in 20-20 vision.
D.K. Metcalf, if he does wind up on Seattle’s trade block, is a better fit for this offense than Calvin Ridley is, and that should be obvious. His addition would give the Eagles two number-one receivers, and it will finally cure that sting we feel every time we see Justin Jefferson play… maybe.
There’s potentially a franchise sitting under the Philadelphia Eagles’ noses. All they have to do is take a whiff.