2 obvious questions as the Eagles reportedly place Josh Sweat on the trade block

The Eagles are fielding trade offers for Josh Sweat. Wait! What?

Josh Sweat, Philadelphia Eagles
Josh Sweat, Philadelphia Eagles / Cooper Neill/GettyImages

Here we sit. At the time this story was written and published, we were still reeling from a 76ers loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. They were throttled for most of the game and made a comeback attempt but ultimately lost by eight points. Then, there are the Phillies. With how their season ended the last time we saw them, we hope for brighter days. Spring training has been interesting, but wouldn't you know it? The biggest curveball of the weekend came from the Philadelphia Eagles.

Sources tell NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport that the Birds are placing Josh Sweat on the trade block and are fielding calls for his services.

Wait! What? Where did all of this come from?

Here are two obvious questions as the Eagles make themselves available for trade discussions involving Josh Sweat.

Perhaps you have heard. The winds of change have blown through the City of Brotherly Love, and Vic Fangio is the new defensive coordinator. Couple that with this recent announcement, and the imagination begins to wander.

Might this mean Vic Fangio feels Josh Sweat isn't a good fit for his scheme?

This question crossed our minds immediately and may have crossed yours as well. If Fangio's desire is to run his defense primarily out of the 3-4 base set (one the fields three down linemen and four linebackers), one could theorize that he'd rather utilize a nose tackle and bigger guys playing the end roles which would mean his primary pass rushers would be outside linebackers.

Frankly we don't understand why we can't just stand Josh up, but hey. Again, that's one theory to toss around.

Does this increase the likelihood that Haason Reddick returns to the Eagles next season?

Once discussions about Haason Reddick's contract situation began, there were whispers that it made sense to let him walk, hope Nolan Smith was ready, and pay the younger Josh Sweat. If Sweaty leaves, all of that gets thrown out, but you can see why this would be a discussion. Let's place an asterisk next to this one and revisit the discussion later.

The legal tampering period begins on Monday, March 11th. We have already heard that Philly wants to retain Reddick at a reasonable price. Stay tuned. It appears the Eagles will be very busy and very interesting.

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