The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly lined up a Calvin Ridley trade before the Atlanta Falcons. While the Eagles certainly appreciate Atlanta doing the right thing, knowing a suspension was coming, it still leaves Philadelphia needing a wide receiver.
Two years after spending the 21st pick on Jalen Reagor – selected ahead of Justin Jefferson – it’s fair to say Howie Roseman regrets the pick. But there isn’t time to live in the past, the Eagles need to find a high-end weapon that can make this passing attack a lot better in the years ahead.
Amari Cooper is off the board and Davante Adams is staying with the Green Bay Packers. While there are some compelling targets in NFL free agency, swinging a trade might be the focus.
With that in mind, let’s examine three potential trade targets for the Philadelphia Eagles.
DK Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks
Will the Seahawks trade DK Metcalf? For now, the answer is no. If the front office can’t swing a deal to land Deshaun Watson and heads into the season with an ugly quarterback situation, things might change. Metcalf is entering the final year of his rookie contract and NFL stars don’t take kindly to being hit with the franchise tag when they play on a team with a bad quarterback.
- DK Metcalf stats: 75 receptions, 967 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns
Metcalf is an outstanding vertical threat, capable of making plays 45-plus yards downfield. However, we’ve also seen he can snag contested catches and he’s a great red-zone target. The Eagles need a receiver capable of taking over a game, that’s Metcalf. If things don’t work out with Hurts, Metcalf and the Eagles’ offensive line would make this a dream landing spot for a top quarterback in 2023.