Tim Kelly of Eagledelphia.com first reported that the Eagles believed they had the parameters of a potential draft-night trade in place with the Chargers that would have allowed them to grab whichever quarterback was still on the board after the Browns took either Jared Goff or Carson Wentz at No. 2 overall.
However, everything changed after the Rams cut a deal with the Titans for the No. 1 pick and now get their pick of either Goff or Wentz.
On Tuesday, Howard Eskin confirmed the report during an appearance on NFL Network.
“I have been told when [the Eagles] moved up to number eight [in a trade with the Dolphins], they actually had worked out a deal with San Diego,” said Eskin, via BleedingGreenNation.com. “A deal in place, obviously not finalized, for the third pick because at that time [it was] thought the quarterback might get to number three, whatever quarterback that might be. So yes, were they in the picture with Tennessee? They sure were.“
The Eagles are still coming up as a team to watch in a potential trade up the board for a quarterback. In fact, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported this morning that Philadelphia is a likely trade partner for the Browns regarding their No. 2 overall pick.
Yesterday, Eagles VP of football operations Howie Roseman told reporters that he wouldn’t call any of the trade talks he’s had with teams serious up to this point, but they’re still doing their due diligence.
“I wouldn’t consider any discussions [serious] with any teams until you make deals,” Roseman said, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I think it’s the same discussion with teams behind us. We’re having those discussions now. Teams in front us. We just have those conversations internally and weigh the cost-benefit of everything.”
If the Eagles are to make a trade, it’s unlikely to happen until the draft is underway next week.
We’ll have more regarding a potential Eagles’ trade as the news is available.