Report: Eagles were among several teams who made trade offer for Christian McCaffrey
Following the dismissal of head coach Matt Rhule, the Carolina Panthers engaged in a fire sale of sorts to prepare for their inevitable rebuild.
WR Robby Anderson was the first to be shipped off in a deal with Arizona. A blockbuster trade soon followed, with Carolina trading star RB Christian McCaffrey to the 49ers for a package of future draft selections.
San Francisco presented the best offer, but they weren’t the only team vying for McCaffrey’s services. According to senior NFL reporter Albert Breer, the Bills, Broncos, and Eagles all made trade offers for the versatile running back:
“The 49ers were the first team to call, on Friday, Oct. 14, when they made their first offer. The Bills checked in later on that day, too. At that point, the Panthers told San Francisco, Buffalo and other teams that would subsequently call, that a first-rounder alone might get it done, and that a first-rounder and a later pick would get it done.
More calls poured in Tuesday, with some teams just fishing—offering a third-rounder or a fourth-rounder to see whether a discount was in the offing. The Broncos and Eagles were among those teams (both have GMs who like to investigate pretty much everything). The day clarified who was really in and who wasn’t.”
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GM Howie Roseman has never been bashful about adding impact players, and he’s expected to be in the mix for several names as the November 1 trade deadline approaches.
Roseman was likely just kicking the tires on McCaffrey as they’ve gotten steady production from Miles Sanders this season and don’t want to relinquish either of their first-round picks in 2023.
The 6-0 Eagles return from the bye week as double-digit favorites against Pittsburgh this Sunday.
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