As my colleague Adrian said earlier this week, “Howie gonna Howie”
The Eagles traded Marcus Johnson and a fifth round pick to the Seahawks for Michael Bennett and a seventh round pick.
Josina Anderson broke the news of the trade while Adam Schefter broke down the details of the trade on Twitter this afternoon:
I’m told DE Michael Bennett is going to be traded to the Philadelphia #Eagles.
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 7, 2018
Here it goes: Seahawks are trading DE Michael Bennett and a seventh-round pick to Eagles for a fifth-round pick and WR Marcus Johnson, sources tell ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 7, 2018
By acquiring Bennett, the Eagles now have an abundance of defensive ends. This is most likely the end of the Vinny Curry era in Philly. I expect he will be cut or traded in the near future.
The Eagles’ new look third down pass rush does look pretty lethal with Bennett in the mix: expect Fletcher Cox and Bennett to be on the inside with Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett on the outside.
On paper, this is a trade that the Eagles won. Marcus Johnson wasn’t going to make the roster anyway and the fifth round pick isn’t that hot of a commodity. The only downfall of this trade is the Eagles’ cap situation. Look for Howie to Howie in the coming weeks to get the Birds back under the cap.