A giant trade proposal has the Philadelphia Eagles’ prolific front seven getting even scarier with the addition of a future Hall of Famer.
Last year, the Eagles led the NFL with 70 sacks, just two shy of the 1984 Chicago Bears (72 sacks) for the all-time record. But what if this already dangerous defense added one of the best pass rushers of this era?
Bleacher Report’s Alex Ballentine proposed several trade ideas around Las Vegas Raiders’ star Chandler Jones. The Super Bowl 49 champion has been voicing his unhappiness with the organization, especially owner Mark Davis, on social media over the past two weeks.
Ballentine proposed a one-for-one swap that has the Raiders dealing Jones to the Eagles in exchange for fellow pass rusher Derek Barnett:
“ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler (h/t ESPN’s Tim McManus) reported that Barnett is gauging interest from other teams as he seeks a trade somewhere he can get more playing time. He’s in the final year of his current deal and is set to hit free agency.
With Tyree Wilson still working his way back into shape from the foot injury that cost him the offseason, there would be plenty of snaps for Barnett to try and earn a new contract. Jones would have the opportunity to join a true contender over the next two seasons.”
Last year, the Raiders signed Jones to a three-year deal worth $51 million. Jones had a frustrating first year, recording just 4.5 sacks in 15 games. Excluding the 2020 campaign, where he had one sack in five games, those 4.5 sacks marked the lowest total of Jones’ career.
The Eagles’ front seven is led by veteran Pro Bowlers Brandon Graham, Fletcher Cox, Haason Reddick and Josh Sweat. It got even more dangerous this offseason with the first-round selection of Georgia product Jalen Carter, who already has one sack and five pressures.
Philly defeated the Minnesota Vikings 34-28 on Thursday night to improve to 2-0 on the young season. They’ll have an extended rest before visiting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football in Week 3.
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