The Philadelphia Eagles lose one game and now every NFL media pundit is talking out…
As we all know, Eagles GM Howie Roseman is always looking to improve his team whenever he can. There should be plenty of options to help bolster the team ahead of this year’s NFL trade deadline, including veteran slot receiver Hunter Renfrow from Las Vegas.
According to reports, Renfrow could be on the move at the deadline this season. After a stellar first three years in the league, Renfrow’s production took a nosedive last season when Josh McDaniels became the head coach. He posted career-lows in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns in 2022, after posting an 1,000-yard season the year prior. Renfrow’s 2022 campaign has gotten off to a slow start, too, recording just one reception through two games.
Adding Renfrow to the mix would make sense from the Eagles’ perspective
The Eagles have one of the best WR corps in the NFL, with AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith leading the way. Behind them, however, the talent falls off drastically.
Quez Watkins is a capable WR3, but he’s coming off a down year last season and has only recorded two receptions for 17 yards this year. Olamide Zaccheaus is a solid WR4, but neither of them have put up the type of production we’ve seen from Renfrow throughout his career.
He posted consecutive 600-yard receiving seasons in his first two years in the league, and he broke out in 2021, hauling in 103 catches for 1,038 yards and nine touchdowns. Renfrow has struggled to capture that same type of production since, but in the right system with the right QB where he can primarily play in the slot, he should be able to thrive.
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Trading for Renfrow probably wouldn’t cost a whole lot for the Eagles, considering Las Vegas clearly doesn’t value him that highly. The only issue is his price tag; he has a $13.1M cap hit this season and a $13.7M cap hit the following year. Howie would probably ask the Raiders to eat some of that cash in a prospective trade, but that’s not guaranteed.
In the end, if the Eagles are going to make a move at the deadline, going for an expensive slot receiver probably won’t be what Howie opts to do. Targeting a defensive player (like Panthers S Jeremy Chinn) would make a lot more sense.
We’re still a ways away from the deadline, too. Plenty of time for Howie and Co. to scheme up some potential trades.
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