Potential Eagles dream acquisition seems realistic following Justin Simmons' release

We sometimes frown on the 'insert player name' makes sense for the Eagles takes, but this is one we can endorse.

Justin Simmons, Philadelphia Eagles free agency
Justin Simmons, Philadelphia Eagles free agency / Justin Edmonds/GettyImages

Okay, we've had enough. The new league year and free agency can't get here fast enough because all of these discussions about what we believe might happen are beginning to drive us crazy. Strange thoughts run through an idle mind when you have too much time on your hands, and when the Philadelphia Eagles are one's love jones, you could literally spend hours on the phone gossiping.

Will Jason Kelce retire? This week, we finally received our answer to that question. At the time of this story's release, however, we're still discussing the same old things.

Is Haason Reddick leaving or not? Wait! The Eagles cut Avonte Maddox? That doesn't answer any of our questions about the secondary. That brings us to Justin Simmons. Did you hear? According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Denver Broncos are moving on from the four-time Second-Team All-Pro.

Might the Eagles be interested in Justin Simmons? This was already discussed just days ago.

While we can sometimes grow weary of those 'recently released player makes sense for the Eagles' takes, this is one of those times when the theory makes sense. During the most recent NFL Scouting Combine, rumors began circulating about Philly being interested in a potential trade for him.

Here's the other and most obvious angle. New Eagles defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, formerly the head coach of the Denver Broncos, coached Simmons for three seasons (2019-2021). Simmons earned two of his four Second-Team All-Pro nods under Fangio (2019, 2021) and the first of his two Pro Bowl nominations (2020). Simmons was also named as a Pro Bowler after the most recent season.

Now, Simmons turns 31 years old on November 19th. That might turn some off, but he's as gifted a safety as Philly can find. He joins a free-agent market that already includes fellow Jordan Poyer, Might Philly be interested in reuniting with him?

Add their names to a list of names that include Jamal Adams, Quandre Diggs, Rayshawn Jenkins, Eddie Jackson, and former Eagle Kevn Byard. The free-agency frenzy will be an intriguing one as always.

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