What Could the Eagles Offer for Deebo Samuel?
A wild NFL offseason is about to get a little crazier as San Francisco 49ers wide receiver, Deebo Samuel, asked the team to trade him according to ESPN's Jeff Darlington.
The 49ers have used Samuel in a variety of ways, both running and catching the football, leading to 77 catches for 1,405 yards and six touchdowns and 59 carries for 365 yards and eight scores on the ground.
The former second-round pick, is entering the final year of his rookie deal and like most of the top wide receivers, has an extension looming, but the two sides conversations have gone nowhere about an extending his deal.
Eagles Executive Vice President and General Manager Howie Roseman is no stranger to making deals, so would he be willing to pull the trigger on a deal to land a proven weapon to add to Nick Sirianni's offense?
This is what he said on Wednesday when asked about the money that wide receivers were looking for this offseason.
"I think at the end of the day -- and we talked about this a little bit when we were at the league meetings -- it's just you have to make a decision on what your priorities are on building the team, whether you're going to kind of go with the flow or you're going to kind of figure out what is the most important thing for your team and if there's some value in being different and figuring out what now is kind of the next area," Roseman explained.
"I think we spent a lot of time, Coach and I talk about this all the time, if we're going to be the same as everyone else, we're probably going to finish in the middle of the pack. Sometimes you have to take risks and you have to stand out there and do something different than everyone else."
"So that doesn't mean that there aren't right decisions to make at that position. But at the same time, if you're doing the same thing that everyone else is doing, you're probably a step late."
So is this a risk worth taking?
The team has added some pieces in free agency with LB Haason Reddick, LB Kyzir White, WR Zach Pascal, so why not bring in a player to help out the offense?
Samuel would immediately give the Eagles offesne a boost,adding to a position that was 30th in receiving yards (1,993) last season and 31st in receptions (149). Adding him could make the Eagles from a possible Wild Card team to the NFC East favorites.
Pairing him with DeVonta Smith, Quez Watkins, Miles Sanders, Kenny Gainwell and Dallas Goedert and much more dangerous offense.
So what could the Eagles offer in a trade? The Athletic names Philadelphia has one of five teams that would likely be interested in Samuel, and came up with this offer.
No. 18 and the first of two third-round picks (No. 83) in 2022, and a 2024 third-round pick to round things out.
If that’s not satisfying enough, Roseman could even offer former first-round pick Jalen Reagor to replace Samuel if the 49ers want a player back in return on top of those picks listed.
A former No. 21 overall pick out of TCU, Reagor was part of the 2020 NFL Draft class but hasn't really produced like this classmates.He has talent has was a player that other teams liked on draft day, and Kyle Shanahan could pull some of that undeniable talent out of him in San Francisco and Reagor could thrive with a change of scenery.
For what its worth, The Athletic says: "Based off pure value, Philadelphia’s offer featuring three picks might be strongest."
Pick up the phone Howie.