The #Eagles have had exploratory talks about moving up to No. 1, as have others. To get their franchise QB, the belief is they'd have to.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 13, 2016
#Eagles have Sam Bradford & Chase Daniel on their roster on 2- & 3-year contracts. Neither will prevent Philly from taking a QB in the draft— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 13, 2016
If this report sounds familiar, well, it's because this is approximately the millionth time we've heard something like it so far this offseason. I've practically been writing the same article over and over recently. Here are some links to all of the rumors about the Eagles trading up.
Despite this growing list of "evidence," we don't know if the Eagles really intend to trade up or not. On one hand, they've shown a lot of interest in quarterbacks this offseason. They have a long-term need at the position. Maybe they genuinely want to trade up. On the other hand, would the Eagles really be so obvious about what they intend to do in the draft? From the outside looking in, it's all a guessing game right now.
NFL insider Adam Schefter weighed in on the Eagles' draft plans in an interview on 97.5 The Fanatic on Wednesday morning.
"Only a few select people know what [the Eagles] are going to do," Schefter said. "I don't even know if they know exactly how this thing is going to unfold. I still think that they're going to be aggressive. We said that at the start of free agency, and we say this in the weeks leading up to the draft. They're going to be aggressive. I still think they'll try to make a play up in the draft at some point here to try to move up to get better position to get a player. Everybody thinks it's a quarterback. We'll see how it plays out."
He also reported he believes the Titans will indeed trade down.
"No. 1, Tennessee, [they are] definitely listening, definitely getting action," said Schefter. "And in the end my sense is that there will be somebody who offers enough that convinces Tennessee to move their pick. So two weeks out, I would guess Tennessee moves their pick."
So will the Eagles be the team that moves up? We'll find out in about two weeks or less.