Here are some Eagles-related news and notes to check out this weekend.
Today’s question comes from Ken by way of email:
We all assume that the Jameis Winston will be drafted by the Bucs, and that the Eagles may be in the mix for Marcus Mariota, particularly if he starts to slip. But what if the opposite happens? What if the Bucs select Mariota? Do you think the Eagles would have any interest in Winston, even if starts falling? Would he be a good fit for the team or the system, or would his character concerns make him a bad fit with Chip Kelly?
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@Tim_McManus if Mariota doesn’t happen, what’s the long term plan at quarterback? Does it involve drafting somebody else this year?
— Nurbs (@NatetheBRD) April 16, 2015
I’d imagine the hope is that the 27-year-old Sam Bradford plays at a high level and solidifies the quarterback spot moving forward. But given his injury history and contract situation (his current deal is up at the end of the year), it would be smart of Kelly to have a contingency plan.
The question is whether this draft will allow him that luxury. Read more »
Today’s question comes via email from reader Aadil:
Sheil and Tim – Do you think if the Mariota-Chargers trade doesn’t work out, there is room for the Eagles to trade Bradford (and maybe the insurance picks from St. Louis if he doesn’t play much) for Rivers? Even without a guarantee on an extension? Isn’t Rivers an even more accurate passer and more durable? But Bradford is similar, younger and willing to go to LA (and if he bombs, Chargers get a top pick in 2016 draft and can grab face of future QB for LA)? Make sense for both teams?
Would you do it if you were the Eagles? Chargers?
There’s been a lot of speculation in recent days about how the Philip Rivers rumors could affect the Eagles, so let’s tackle them all at once. Read more »