Do the Philadelphia Eagles make sense?
I hadn’t even thought about this potential connection, but are the Philadelphia Eagles also competing for Clowney?
Mike Clay brings up a very interesting point and again this is just a rumor/theory, but it all does make sense.
The Eagles love collecting EDGEs and I have said before that I think the Eagles will try to trade Derek Barnett before they pick up his 5th-year option.
If that is the case then there are three real options on the table for them.
First, if they just want a skilled pass rusher, they could go out and get Everson Griffen. He wouldn’t cost a draft pick and he is currently on the market without any strong connections outside of Seattle.
Second, they could trade for Yannick Ngakoue which makes a lot of sense. He is one of the best pass-rushing EDGEs to hit the “market” in a long time, but more importantly, he is very young and isn’t a guy you have to worry about hitting his ceiling as soon as you trade for him and sign him.
Option three is…yep you guessed it, make a play for Clowney.
The reason that is so enticing is that Clowney is old enough to know what you are getting but young enough to rent him for a year and then give him a big deal after this season because he still has plenty of years left in him.
This is the only option where you get to keep a high draft pick and you get to rent a guy who could be the guy for you in 2021 and beyond.
I fully agree that the Eagles are probably looking hard at signing Clowney or reaching out to check a potential price tag.