Even though they didn’t get him, this news impacts the Eagles in several ways.
1 - It means one less left tackle option on the market. On Sunday evening, Jay Glazer said the Eagles have been “calling around about offensive tackles.” He also said the Birds are going to be one of the most aggressive teams on the market. Jason La Canfora notes the Eagles were “monitoring” the Brown situation.
Eagles were among the other teams, like Seattle, monitoring Duane Brown situation. Philly not afraid to make a trade or two as well— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 30, 2017
2 - This trade sets the market. According to reports, the price the Seahawks had to pay for Brown was: starting cornerback Jeremy Lane, a 2018 fifth-round draft pick, AND a 2019 second-round draft pick. That’s not cheap! The Eagles will have to be willing to pay a considerable price to get a new tackle to Philly. [Here are some potential options for them.]
3 - The Eagles play the Seahawks in Week 13. This trade helps to improve a suspect Seattle offensive line. Losing Lane shouldn’t be a major deal because the Seahawks always have like 50 good corners on their roster ready to replace the ones they lose.
As of this post, there are only about 20 more hours until the NFL trade deadline at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, October 31. The clock is ticking on the Eagles’ opportunity to improve their roster via trade.