Easy trades that would save Eagles over $16 million in salary cap space

Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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J.J. Arcega-Whiteside #19, Philadelphia Eagles
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside #19, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

. . . JJ Arcega-Whiteside, wide receiver. 19. player. 54

JJ Arcega-Whiteside’s 2022 Eagles cap hit: $1.5 million

It seems almost asinine to believe that the Eagles would be able to find a trade partner that’s batty enough to shake hands with Philadelphia to close the deal on a trade that takes JJ Arcega-Whiteside off of their hands. It wouldn’t be impossible. We see these things all of the time.

Other NFL teams are busy and sometimes don’t scout players properly enough. It happens. They have their rosters to look after. There’s also the component of JJAW being a former second-round draft choice. Somewhere, there’s a wide receiver’s coach that believes he can fix this guy.

So, we repeat for those of you that weren’t listening to us the first time. Someone would take Arcega-Whiteside. That’s a fact.

Hey, you didn’t think anyone wanted Mack Hollins, and he’s found a home with the Miami Dolphins. There were even more of you that believed Nelson Agholor was finished, and look at his career since leaving Philly. He’s had two jobs. Howie needs to get on the phone.

Unfortunately, the Birds won’t get much for a disappointing receiver that has one touchdown reception in three seasons, but the more important thing to consider is the Eagles save $1.5 million by dumping him on someone else. If they decide to cut him, it costs the team $405,222.

It’s time to give JJAW his walking papers. He can’t be on this team in 2022. He just can’t.