3 aggressive, near-impossible moves for the Eagles to consider
Sign Trey Flowers, Sheldon Richardson, or Odell Beckham Jr. to a cheap, team-friendly deal if a disaster occurs. Okay, maybe this isn’t that ‘aggressive’.
Though it may seem like Trey Flowers is 35 years old, he isn’t. He turns 29 years young on August 28th, and at the time of this story being written and published, he isn’t on any of the 32 NFL rosters.
Sure, the argument can be made that anyone deemed unworthy of a spot on the Detroit Lions’ roster must be ignored, but most of the reasons for his March 16th release stems from his inability to stay healthy.
He’s missed all but 14 games over the past two seasons, so there’s a fear of him being unavailable. With that being said, anything other than a cheap and team-friendly deal seems unreasonable, but it should only take place if there’s some unforeseen injury.
It’s difficult to justify taking someone we envision making the roster off of the team to create room for Flowers. The same argument can be made for acquiring Sheldon Richardson. He’s 31 years old though and turns 32 on November 29th.
Maybe we’ve played Fantasy football too much because we keep having these dreams in which the Birds announce an Odell Beckham Jr. signing too. Can you imagine OBJ, A.J. Brown, and DeVonta Smith in the same offense? Can you imagine adding Flowers or Richardson to this pass rush? As fun as that is, an OBJ signing seems unlikely (and it appears there may be a reunion between him and the L.A. Rams). Stay tuned.
While there’s this fear of those additions imploding the Birds’ roster, the gambler in us keeps thinking about the payoff if one of these guys is added and the risk yields reward. But, we keep coming back to reality… thankfully.
Flowers, Richardson, and OBJ may find employment, but that probably only happens if a team has to fill a hole because of injury. That should be the Eagles’ approach too, so maybe this disqualifies this as being ‘aggressive’.
Instead, throw this in the memory bank for now under the ’emergency’ tab. Thankfully, following a nice offseason by the Eagles front office, we’re a long way from hitting the panic button.