Philadelphia Eagles Linked To Potential Blockbuster Trade With AFC Team

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The Philadelphia Eagles have been very busy this offseason, and Bleacher Report’s Matt Holder feels they may not be done.

In a piece where Holder outlines six potential blockbuster trades that could happen this offseason, he projects that the Eagles could swing a deal with the Denver Broncos to acquire wide receiver Courtland Sutton.

This move would certainly make sense for both sides.

Philadelphia could certainly use some receiver depth behind A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith, and Sutton no longer fits the rebuilding Broncos’ timeline.

Holder notes that if Denver trades Sutton after June 1, it would only be left with a $3.8 million dead cap hit for 2024 and 2025. Plus, the Broncos would open up $13.6 million in cap space this coming season and $14 million for the following year.

That’s a lot of money.

Courtland Sutton Has Quietly Been a Consistent Threat

Let’s get something straight here: Sutton is not the player he could have been, and a major injury is to blame.

Back in 2019, Sutton hauled in 72 receptions for 1,112 yards and six touchdowns en route to a Pro Bowl appearance and seemed to be on the verge of breaking into the upper echelon of NFL wide outs.

However, in Week 1 of the following season, Sutton tore his ACL. He hasn’t been the same since.

That doesn’t mean he hasn’t been productive, though.

Since returning from the injury in 2021, Sutton has played in 48 of a possible 51 games. In his first year back, he caught 58 passes for 776 yards and a couple of scores. Then, in 2022, he snared 64 balls for 829 yards while reaching the end zone twice.

Most recently, in 2023, the 28-year-old registered 59 catches for 772 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Is Sutton a No. 1 receiver at this stage of his career? No, but he is still a solid No. 2, and he wouldn’t even be asked to do that much in Philadelphia.

In Philly, Sutton would be the No. 3 behind Brown and Smith and would likely give the Eagles the best all-around receiving corps in football.

Philadelphia signed DeVante Parker to fill the third receiver role earlier this offseason, but he abruptly retired. The team also landed Parris Campbell, but his incredibly checkered injury history makes it very difficult to trust him.

Sutton, on the other hand, would be a phenomenal fit.

Of course, Sutton would be a luxury piece, so Philly would probably not want to part with a whole lot to acquire him. There would likely be other clubs that would offer more.

Still, if the Eagles can find a way to get this done, their aerial attack will become that much scarier in 2024.

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