The Eagles Should Trade This Player While They Still Can

Zach Brunner
The Eagles should trade this player while they still can.
The Eagles should trade this player while they still can. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images
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The Philadelphia Eagles were the winners of the NFC East last season, though there wasn't a ton of competition. The New York Giants and Washington Redskins were no good, while the Dallas Cowboys gave the division away at the end. Having put together a great offesason, the Eagles will look to win the division yet again.

However, they should also be forward-thinking with their roster, and one way they can do that is by trading Dallas Goedert while they still can.

After last season, when their receiving corps was decimated with injuries, it is understandable to be hesitant to trade Goedert. There was a time when Goedert was the top healthy weapon for Carson Wentz. But with the team healthier and acquiring more pass catchers, it makes sense to trade him now.

The Eagles are lucky enough to have two terrific weapons at tight end — Goedert and Zach Ertz. While getting rid of Ertz's contract may make some sense, he has been the only consistently reliable receiving weapon on the team in recent years. So, that leaves Goedert expendable, should the Eagles look to get back to the Super Bowl.

Goedert remains a cheap asset, as he is still playing on his rookie contract. He's not set to become a free agent until 2022, making him a valuable trade piece, since he is cheap and is more than just a one-season rental.

Trading the 2018 second-round pick to a tight end-needy team could return a high draft pick to Philadelphia, or they could gain a player in a greater position of need.


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