3 Eagles Who Could Be Traded Before Deadline

Three Philadelphia Eagles players who could be moved before the NFL trade deadline.
Three Philadelphia Eagles players who could be moved before the NFL trade deadline. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles seem to be at a crossroads after falling to a 1-4-1 record this past week. On one hand, they remain one game out of first place in the NFC East division and have only played one game within the division all year.

On the other hand, the team does not look up to par with the other powerhouse teams in the NFC, and the Eagles could easily end up with a top 10 or even top 5 draft pick if they continue to play the way they have been.

Big changes could be coming for the Eagles as the NFL trade deadline approaches. Here are three trades the Eagles could make before the November 3 deadline rolls around.

1. Alshon Jeffery

Jeffery's production with the Eagles has been quite disappointing over the past two seasons. He has spent the majority of the time injured and when he is able to get on the field, he hasn't been very effective. Heading into 2021, Jeffery's cap number of $21 million would make him one of the highest paid players on the entire team. Now, it is unlikely any team wants to trade for Jeffery right now, but the Eagles may be able to get a late round draft pick or a simple pick swap in return. Jeffery needs to return from injury and show he can still produce for that to happen, though.

2. Zach Ertz

Trade speculations have surrounded Ertz ever since the Eagles drafted Dallas Goedert in the second round of the 2018 NFL draft. It seems that the Eagles want to get younger at the position and getting rid of Ertz is one way to do that. Goedert did fracture his ankle back in Week 3 of this season, which may lead to this trade happening in the offseason instead of now. However, if the Eagles are willing to find a suitor, don't be surprised if they pull the trigger on a deal and ship Ertz out for some youth or mid-round draft picks.

3. Malik Jackson

In a bit of a confusing move, the Eagles spent $39 million to sign Javon Hargraves in free agency this past offseason and now have a surplus of defensive tackles on the roster. As a free agent signing back in 2019, Malik Jackson spent almost the entirety of his first season with the team on injured reserve last year, but has shown flashes of what he can be this season. Jackson has 1.5 sacks and 11 QB hits so far, but the Eagles seem committed to Hargraves being the starter alongside Fletcher Cox for the long haul. If that is the case, getting some value in return for Jackson now rather than later may not be a bad idea.

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