Could the Eagles be a Suitor for Christian McCaffrey?
In 2017 the Philadelphia Eagles made a trade for a running back to add to their already potent offense.
The team already had running back LeGarrette Blount, who was having a fine season, but added another running back, Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins at the trade deadline.
Could they follow that blue print here in 2022?
According to some reports, following the firing of head coach Matt Rhule, the Carolins Panthers could looks to move some talent on their current roster to add some picks. The team has very few draft picks thanks in part to deals that landed them QB's Sam Darnold and Baker Mayfield.
According to CBS Sports NFL writer Cody Benjamin, the Eagles are one of six possible teams that could be a fit for Carolina running back Christian McCaffrey, if the Panthers are willing to move him.
Word on the street is the Eagles would've happily taken McCaffrey had he lasted to their first-round pick in 2017. That year, general manager Howie Roseman bought into the team's Super Bowl aspirations and dealt a pick for then-Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi at the deadline, proving he's willing to rent a starter if the time is right. Adding CMC would put a dent in Miles Sanders' workload as he approaches free agency, but it makes sense otherwise, considering how much the Eagles lean on the run. McCaffrey lined up next to Jalen Hurts would give Philadelphia one of the most unpredictable backfields in the league.
The other teams mentioned by Benjamin include, the Washington Commanders, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos, L.A. Rams and the Buffalo Bills.
The Eagles could pair McCaffery with Miles Sanders to form a very versatile 1-2 punch in the backfield, and use really add McCaffery's receiving ability to add another dimension to their already versatile offense.
So far in five games this season, McCaffery has 324 yards rushing, 26 catches for 188 yards and four total touchdowns.
For what its worth, Panthers beat writer, Jeff Howe from The Athletic, writes the Panthers "aren’t actively trying to trade" McCaffrey.