Ian Rapoport reports that one of the main that issues that would complicate a Philip Rivers trade is the fact that the Titans would need to have a long-term deal in place with him in the next week.
According to Rapoport, a trade between the Chargers and the Titans would not happen with Tennessee on the clock.
Rivers is, of course, entering the final year of his contract, so Tennessee would want to ensure that they’re getting a long-term commitment from as part of this trade if they’re going to part with the rights to take Oregon QB Marcus Mariota.
Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports that the Dolphins are more likely to try and trade back in the first round in the even that an elite prospect isn’t available to them.
Beasley mentions that there’s still a chance Miami could draft a receiver at No. 14 overall, even after the signed Greg Jennings.
However, the belief is that the Dolphins are hoping to come away with one of the top nine receivers in this year’s class: Amari Cooper, Kevin White, DeVante Parker, Breshad Perriman, Nelson Agholor, Phillip Dorsett, Dorial Green-Beckham, Devin Smith or Sammie Coates.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter mentioned during an interview with 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia on Monday that Eagles HC Chip Kelly trading up for Oregon QB Marcus Mariota is now a “possibility.”
“Count me in the camp that does consider that an option and a possibility. And I was not in that camp a month ago, but I’ve come over to that side,” Schefter said.
Schefter isn’t the only NFL insider who thinks there could be something to the idea as Jason La Canfora expects Kelly and the Eagles explore options to come away with Mariota.
“He coached Mariota. He loves Mariota. He’s willing to do whatever he thinks is best for his organization, conventional wisdom and consequences be damned,” La Canfora writes. “He simply doesn’t care. He’s capable of pretty much anything and his peers don’t believe for a minute he’ll watch someone else draft Mariota without a fight. No one will explore more options than Kelly, and if he pulls something huge off, few would be surprised. It would be more surprising if he just uses his picks as presently subscribed.”
- Seahawks GM John Schneider said they “absolutely” want to re-sign free agent QB Tarvaris Jackson. (Brady Henderson)