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Eagles Insider Identifies Surprise Trade Target Ahead of Deadline

Larry Rupp
A Philadelphia Eagles insider identified a surprise trade target ahead of the deadline.
A Philadelphia Eagles insider identified a surprise trade target ahead of the deadline. / AP Photos/Matt Patterson

There's not much the Philadelphia Eagles' coaching staff has to be upset about right now. The team is one of only three undefeated squads left in the NFL and has talent spread across both sides of the football. Insider Eliot Shorr-Parks identified a surprising trade target ahead of the deadline, though.

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Shorr-Parks mentioned that the Eagles' biggest need is at the punter position. Special teams can obviously win or lose a game when the score is close and that has already been proven in multiple matchups this year. Being able to consistently pin an opponent deep in their own territory is crucial.

Second-year pro Arryn Sipposs is Philadelphia's current punter. The 29-year-old has posted 6 punts inside the 20-yard line and 2 touchbacks on 13 attempts across three games in 2022. His touchback percentage of 15.4% ranks 28th in the NFL and his average of 45.6 yards per punt ranks 23rd.

It's not like Sipposs was amazing in 2021, either. He finished 27th in the league in expected points added per punt and ranked 24th out of 29 qualified punters in net average (38.8). Over the last six weeks of the season, Sipposs averaged only 37.0 yards per punt, which was the NFL's worst mark.

Now, it is important to point out that Sipposs also acts as the holder for placekicker Jake Elliott. The familiarity there may save him. Elliott has had one field goal attempt blocked this season and Sipposs' shoestring tackle was the only thing that stopped the defender from going all the way for a score.

The Eagles have odds set at +900 to win Super Bowl 57, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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