The Philadelphia Eagles are loaded on the defensive side of the ball, with practically zero flaws.
Darius Slay and James Bradberry were arguably football’s best cornerback duo a year ago. The defense finished with 70 total sacks, with four players tallying double-digit takedowns (Haason Reddick had 16, while Josh Sweat, Javon Hargrave and Brandon Graham each tallied 111).
But, what if the Eagles added one more young and dynamic do-it-all playmaker to bolster an already stout defense?
“White openly requested a trade back in March but seems to be in good spirits a training camp for the Bucs. But that doesn’t mean he wants to stay on a seemingly rebuilding team. He’s only 25 years old, yes he’ll need a big contract, but he’d be a great mentor to Dean as well as bring a winning reputation.”
White, who’s entering the final season of his rookie contract, requested a trade from the Buccaneers earlier this offseason. But the reigning NFC South division champions decided to hold onto the No. 5 selection of the 2019 NFL Draft, and it appears that White is fine continuing his tenure with Tampa.
White enjoyed a breakout season for the Bucs in 2020, racking up nine sacks, four pass defenses, a forced fumble and 140 combined tackles. He was a one-man wrecking machine in the postseason, helping the Bucs to a Super Bowl 55 championship by recording two interceptions and two pass defenses.
But White’s production has been inconsistent the last two years, with Pro Football Focus grading him at 36.2 and 45.5 in 2021 and 2022, respectively. That said, White did have 5.5 sacks and five pass defenses last season.
If the Bucs are out of the playoff race leading up to the deadline, perhaps they’ll be open to trading White. And just maybe the defending NFC Champs will be among the suitors for him.
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