Eagles mentioned among interested parties and as dark horse candidate to land Jonathan Taylor

The Colts are fielding offers for Jonathan Taylor, and per reports, the Eagles are among the interested parties. They have also been mentioned as a dark horse candidate to land him.
Jonathan Taylor, Philadelphia Eagles
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The jury is still out on how we should value running backs in today's NFL. Heaven knows that we may never again agree on how they should be compensated (and that tailbacks who play the position at the professional level will always lean to the side of suggesting they are underpaid). We don't have to debate topics related to Howie Roseman's business model for building the Philadelphia Eagles roster and the manner in which he has time and time again proven that he sees other positions as being more valuable. Special talents like Jonathan Taylor can, at times, turn conversations like these on their ear.

We have all discussed Taylor's desire to leave the Indianapolis Colts ad nauseam. Birds fans are split on whether or not Philly should be aggressive in pursuing him. Here's why we're here though. Recently, the Eagles were mentioned as a dark horse team to land him and as a very interested party.

Evan Massey reports the Eagles are exploring a trade to land Jonathan Taylor. Our friends at BetSided name them as a dark horse candidate to land him.

Topics like these, whether we enjoy admitting to this or not, are always going to be a part of the NFL offseason, preseason, and moments when star players become disgruntled. As long as Howie Roseman is the Eagles' vice president/general manager, we know he is going to do his due diligence and make inquiries about top players. Here's what some of the experts are saying.

Multiple sources have reported the Colts are fielding offers this week. Evan Massey of NFLAnalysis.net reported shortly thereafter that the Eagles are among the interested and "most aggressive" parties. Meanwhile, our friends over at BetSided cooked up a story on three contenders that make sense as landing spots. Here's what Peter Dewey says on the subject.

"While the Eagles weren’t listed as a destination for Taylor, they make a ton of sense.

Philly has one of the best rosters in the NFL, so adding a player of Taylor’s caliber could be worth giving up the draft capital.

Plus, Philly’s big move at running back this offseason was to add D’Andre Swift, who is talented but also very injury prone. He could be much better in a complimentary role next to Taylor.

Imagining a backfield of Taylor, Swift and Jalen Hurts carrying the ball is hard not to get excited about, and it could be the move the Eagles need to get back to the Super Bowl in the 2023 season."

While a few teams have been mentioned as contenders to make a move for Taylor, the Eagles are the latest team and the only team at the top of the Super Bowl odds board linked to the running back.

While this is a developing story and one we have heard time and time again, one that has often produced a ton of smoke while leading us to nothing, the momentum this theory is gaining most certainly makes this worth mentioning. We'll have to wait and see what happens, but while we twiddle our thumbs, you have to admit.

Adding Jonathan Taylor to what this offense already has would make the Eagles offense virtually unstoppable. There isn't a single Birds fan that would complain about that. The only questions are about trade packages and a possible extension, but keep something else in mind. Philly currently has somewhere around $47.1 million in cap space for the 2024 NFL season.

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