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Calvin Johnson Trade Rumors: Retired NFL wide receiver spotted on plane to Philadelphia

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN?!

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Let me start this off by saying the Philadelphia Eagles are (probably) not trading for Calvin Johnson.

With that said, I just can’t help but note how funny it was to see this tweet about Johnson being spotted on a plane headed to Philly this morning ...

... followed up by this tweet ...

!!!!!!

Calvin Johnson to the Eagles, confirmed. There’s no other possible explanation.

Just kidding. There’s obviously a lot of other explanations. Johnson could be on a connecting flight. He could be visiting a friend or relative. Who knows.

It goes without saying that it’d be hard to see the Eagles trade for a wide receiver prior to the 2017 NFL trade deadline. If the Eagles were still employing last year’s group of awful receivers, then maybe there would be something to all of this. But they seem to like what they have right now.

And that’s not even mentioning that: the Eagles are light on future draft picks, Johnson is 32 years old, he’s been out of football for quite some time now, his contract would eat into the Eagles’ limited cap space, etc.

It’s just not happening.

But wouldn’t it be fun if it did? The Eagles are 6-1 and playing really good football. Carson Wentz is performing at an MVP level. He doesn’t lack receiving weapons, but could you imagine adding Megatron to the mix? Whew.

The NFL trade deadline is set for 4:00 PM ET on Tuesday, October 31. It’ll likely pass with Johnson remaining retired or playing for a team that isn’t the Eagles.

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Should the Eagles trade for Calvin Johnson?

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UPDATE: See? Not gonna happen.