3 Eagles this organization must continue shopping to other NFL franchises

Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports)
Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports) /
4 of 4
Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles
Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit:: Imagn Images photo pool) /

. . . Fletcher Cox, defensive tackle. 91. player. 54

Possible trade partners: Los Angeles Chargers, Las Vegas Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers

This one will hurt for many of the loyal Eagles fans that have cheered for him for more than a decade (and through three coaching staffs), but it is no secret that Fletcher Cox’s best days in Philadelphia are behind him and numbered.

While the star defensive tackle and future Hall of Famer will likely enter free agency following this season (for real this time), there’s no harm in shopping him and searching for interested organizations. Cox has been mature about how he’s handled Philadelphia’s obvious attempts to trade him, and he might be the easiest negotiating piece they have to barter with successfully.

Related Story. Possible post-draft additions the Philadelphia Eagles need to consider. light

Fletcher Cox could likely raise the antennas of a contender looking for one final piece to push them over the top. It wouldn’t take much to get a deal done prior to the regular-season opener. Cox was rumored to be heading to the Pittsburgh Steelers at the trade deadline. There was also rumored interest by the Los Angeles Chargers and the Buffalo Bills. All of that makes sense.

This offseason, Cox was released and re-signed by the organization to a one-year deal. Perhaps they should have let him walk? Either way, regardless of how you look at it, here’s something that we can agree on. Regardless of what side you’re on in that discussion, we can all agree that, as is the case with Gardner Minshew, the Eagles may not get more for dealing Cox than they’d get for moving him right now.