ESPN suggests trade where Eagles land star WR DK Metcalf
After the departure of Russell Wilson, the Seahawks’ roster is in flux as the front office puts together their rebuild plan.
Seattle has already parted ways with 10-year veteran Bobby Wagner and their top receivers could be the next pieces auctioned off in a fire sale.
According to multiple reports, the Seahawks are taking calls on deep-threat Tyler Lockett while star WR DK Metcalf is rumored to be available — if the right deal presents itself:
The Eagles have been linked to Metcalf for much of the offseason — primarily due to Howie Roseman passing on him in favor of J.J. Arcega-Whiteside back in 2019.
ESPN recently released their ideal trade scenarios for the 24-year-old receiver, one of which included Metcalf landing in Philadelphia:
Tim McManus’ offer: The Eagles would trade 2022 third- and fifth-round picks (Nos. 83 and 154).
Inside the offer: The modest offer here reflects that the Eagles might only be in on Metcalf at a certain risk level. They rated him as a top-15 prospect in the 2019 draft, but the neck injury that ended his final season at Ole Miss kept them from drafting him. They’re not going to give up one of their first-round picks to acquire him.
Philadelphia tried to trade for Calvin Ridley earlier this offseason and made a run at Christian Kirk in free agency, and Metcalf would give the franchise the impact receiver it seeks. The Eagles would have a stellar 1-2 punch at receiver with Metcalf and DeVonta Smith, with Quez Watkins and newly acquired Zach Pascal filling the third and fourth roles. Jalen Reagor, a 2020 first-round pick who has 64 catches in two seasons, could be moved to get a much-needed fresh start. Jalen Hurts would have all the targets he could ask for to be properly evaluated in his second season as the full-time starter.
Acquiring a player of Metcalf’s stature is more so a pipedream at this point. He’s the exact type of building block teams covet when rebuilding — it’s difficult for me to see the Seahawks moving him even with a contract extension looming.
The Jets reportedly offered the #10 overall pick for Metcalf and got turned down, so this offer would likely be dead on arrival anyway. Still, if there’s a chance Metcalf could be had, the Eagles should be sprinting to the phones.
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