The Philadelphia Eagles might be attempting to add a much-needed offensive playmaker through the trade market.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks is the subject of trade talks with the Tennessee Titans and Eagles.
Saints WR Brandin Cooks is the object of trade talks with the Titans and Eagles identified as two interested suitors, per league sources.
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) March 2, 2017
Cooks, who is entering the final year of his rookie deal, has surpassed 1,100 yards receiving in each of his last two seasons, posting 1,138 yards and nine touchdowns in 2015 and following that up with 1,173 yards and eight scores this past year.
The 23-year-old Cooks could be the deep threat and potential long-term option for the Birds if Howie Roseman can pull off some more trade magic. He has a similar skill set to free-agent wideout Kenny Stills, who has never reached the 1,000-yard plateau. Stills could earn up to $12 million a year, according to a report by the Miami Herald.
That seems crazy to me, I’d much rather prefer Cooks.
Here’s the thing, though. Mortensen says that the Titans are the more likely suitor and after all of the draft picks they acquired from the Los Angeles Rams last year in the Jared Goff deal, they certainly have a lot of ammunition to make a swap.
Roseman should definitely pursue a potential trade, but parting ways with a lot of assets isn’t smart either considering all of the holes the Eagles need to fill. Adding Cooks would be nice, I just don’t see it happening.
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