Pro Football Network feels like there’s a trade the Philadelphia Eagles need to make before the start of the 2022 season.
Mike Kaye, a reporter/writer for Pro Football Network, suggested this week that Philadelphia should trade wide receiver Jalen Reagor and a sixth-round pick to the Baltimore Ravens for safety Chuck Clark and a 2023 seventh-round pick.
Reagor was selected by the Eagles in the first round (No. 21 overall) in the 2020 NFL Draft.
With A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, Quez Watkins, and Zach Pascal ahead of Reagor on the depth chart, it’s hard to imagine the Eagles wanting to hang onto the wideout, especially given his tendency to get frustrated when faced with adversity.
That said, the Eagles do have a need at safety and the Ravens are stacked with safety talent. The team signed Marcus Williams in free agency and drafted Kyle Hamilton in the first round. They also have veteran Tony Jefferson, and Geno Stone stood out in the preseason opener against the Tennessee Titans.
Chuck Clark, a Philly native, is a proven starting safety, so the Eagles might need to sweeten the pot with a pick swap. Getting Reagor a fresh start and swapping late-round picks would make a lot of sense for Philadelphia. Reagor could slide behind Rashod Bateman and Devin Duvernay and rotate at the Z and slot spots.
I’m usually not a fan of trading away quality depth. And while Reagor hasn’t lived up to expectations, he’s still better than most second-string wide receivers on NFL rosters.
However, if there’s a trade that makes the Eagles better, then this is something that could make some sense. And Kaye’s scenario would make Philly a better team by filling their need at safety with a quality player in Chuck Cook.
Reagor could use a change of scenery and the Eagles could use a safety. This is one of the rare preseason trade scenarios that could be beneficial to both teams.
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