Potential Eagles free-agent targets with connections to Nick Sirianni

Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports)
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player. 45. . . . Melvin Gordon, Broncos.

Could Melvin Gordon re-establish himself in the Eagles’ vaunted rushing attack?

Once upon a time, this was someone that much of the Eagles fan base was interested in. LeGarrette Blount’s career in Philadelphia was of the one-and-done variety, but gosh, we all miss him. Ever since he’s been gone, there’s been this thirst for another workhorse, someone who could carry the ball 25 times a game and soak contests away in the fourth quarter if the Birds are up.

It was for that reason that, when Melvin Gordon began expressing his desire to leave the Chargers, the ears of Birds fans and some of the Philly media perked up. In the end, nothing came of it, and that was probably for a good reason. Gordon hasn’t done much in the years that followed his disagreement with L.A.

It’s easy to see a connection between him and Sirianni though. They were a part of the same franchise from 2015 to 2017, and however unlikely this pairing between the Eagles and Gordon seems, there’s no way the two-time Pro Bowler (2016, 2018) wouldn’t enjoy a resurgence running behind that vaunted Eagles offensive line. He’d only be 29 after he celebrates another birthday on April 13th.

Think about this. We’re talking about a rotation of backs featuring Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell and, possibly, Boston Scott and/or Jordan Howard. That’s almost enough to make one’s mouth water.