4 NFL teams Eagles can rule out as partners in Gardner Minshew trade

Gardner Minshew II #10, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Gardner Minshew II #10, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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Gardner Minshew #10, Philadelphia Eagles
Gardner Minshew #10, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

So, are you in or out on rumors about Gardner Minshew leaving the Eagles?

Right when you feel like giving up on Philadelphia Eagles vice president/general manager Howie Roseman entirely, he always manages to pull that rabbit out of the hat doesn’t he? Yep! Good old Howie has mastered the art of keeping you focused on the deck of cards in his right hand while something we haven’t accounted for is going on with that left hand that he’s hiding behind his back.

Remember that Darius Slay trade that no one saw coming? Remember that time he got rid of the redheaded quarterback and managed to get a first-round draft choice out of the deal?

Yep. Philly’s resident David Copperfield has been known to wave the magic wand a time or two, but some of his best tricks have been his most underrated. Take this season when he pawned a broken-down Joe Flacco off on the Jets and gained a conditional sixth-rounder in the process, or better yet, when he convinced the Jacksonville Jaguars to give up one of the better backups in the league, Gardner Minshew, by simply giving them a conditional sixth-rounder of his own.

Yep, Howie has proven there are still a few tricks left in that bag of his, and that Minshew trade led to Philly putting one of those nine wins on their ledger. The question is what will Howie and Gardner do for encores?

Even though he’s signed through the coming season, some are suggesting that Minshew could be trade bait in the offseason. Who knows? It could happen.

We’ve explored possible landing spots in the past. Now, we explore the other side of the same coin. Here are four teams we expect can be ruled out as potential trade partners.