NFL Moves: Quarterbacks Are Trading Places
Kelly Goes All In.
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly must have access to some kind of secret sauce the rest of the NFL does not. Not only did the Eagles get rid of WR Jeremy Maclin and RB LeSean McCoy, they’ve traded their starting QB. The Eagles announced that starting QB Nick Foles has been traded to the Rams for walking infirmary Sam Bradford. That is a lot of turnover for an offensive scheme that still is unproven on the professional level. Kelly must be one hell of a salesman. Eagles owner Jeffrey Loria is going out of his way to keep Kelly happy. Let’s review other big names players on the move. Call me skeptical, from what we’ve have seen of Kelly’s offense, it needs a mobile QB to work best. After two ACL tears, Bradford ain’t exactly Fran Tarkenton. Kelly is taking a HUGE risk.
NFL Moving Season
The Seattle Seahawks’ pass game just got an infusion of talent. Pro Bowl Tight End Jimmy Graham was the centerpiece of a trade with the New Orleans Saints. In return, the Saints received center Max Unger and the 31st pick in the 2015 NFL draft. In case you missed it, the Eagles traded All-Pro running back and franchise leading rusher Lesean McCoy to Buffalo for linebacker Kiko Alonso, who is coming back from knee surgery to repair a torn ACL.
The Detroit Lions acquired DT Haloti Ngata to offset the loss of Pro-Bowl DT Ndamukong Suh in free agency to the Miami Dolphins. The Lions will receive the Ravens’ 4th- and 5th-Round picks in the 2015 draft. Ngata is a great replacement for Suh with less baggage. Lastly, the New York Jets acquired WR Brandon Marshall by sending their 7th round pick to the Bears. The Jets have made solid moves this off-season, but they still do not have a franchise quarterback under center. Sorry, but Ryan Fitzpatrick is not a long-term solution.