Eagles Have Reportedly Checked On Trade For Saints’ Alvin Kamara

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NFL Analysis Network

The Philadelphia Eagles are among the best teams in the NFL as they are the last remaining franchise with an undefeated record this season at 6-0. They want to remain in the upper echelon of the league, so many expected them to be buyers ahead of the deadline and they have lived up to the billing. Could a trade with the New Orleans Saints for Alvin Kamara be on the horizon?

Philadelphia made the first big move of the trade season, acquiring Robert Quinn from the Chicago Bears in exchange for a fourth-round pick. Quinn had 18.5 sacks last season and will bolster a pass rush that is already in the top 10 of the league. 

Philadelphia didn’t necessarily need Quinn, but when the opportunity presents itself to add an impact pass rusher, you cannot pass it up. Their salary cap work is what made this trade possible, as Quinn is owed a large sum of money for the remainder of this season and the next two years other contenders just couldn’t afford.

Adding Quinn would make this a successful trade deadline for the Eagles, but they may not be done just yet. According to reports, the Eagles are one of a few teams to check in on Alvin Kamara of the New Orleans Saints.

Philadelphia has a solid group of running backs on the roster led by Miles Sanders. Kenneth Gainwell, Boston Scott and Trey Sermon are behind him, but they did reportedly offer a third-round pick to the Carolina Panthers in exchange for Christian McCaffrey before he was traded to the San Francisco 49ers. So, they could look to upgrade the running back position before the deadline next week in addition to the Quinn acquisition.

The Eagles have done an excellent job acquiring draft capital in the last few years, which puts them in a position to upgrade the roster during the season. Kamara would be a huge addition to the offense, providing them with a legitimate receiving threat out of the backfield as a complement to the early down work Sanders has done.

Sanders and Kamara have both struggled to stay healthy, so having them on the same roster could be a risk. But, it could also be viewed as a positive, as the Eagles won’t have to ride either player with a heavy workload knowing they can succeed with either Sanders or Kamara on the field.