After missing out on the Jalen Ramsey sweepstakes, the Philadelphia Eagles turned their attention to Patrick Peterson. The Eagles offered Nelson Agholor and a first-round draft pick in exchange for Arizona’s star cornerback, a source familiar with the Cardinals tells Bleeding Green Nation.
The Eagles obviously have issues in their secondary; their porous defense has allowed the most 30-yard passing touchdowns and the most 100-yard receivers this season. The Eagles reportedly offered a first-round pick and a second-round pick to the Jaguars for Ramsey but ultimately lost out when the Rams bested their offer.
The Cardinals are in the process of a rebuild with rookie coach Kliff Kingsbury and No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray at quarterback. Thus, it would be no surprise if they’re shopping the 29-year-old Peterson, despite public insistence that they’re keeping him. Peterson missed the first six games of the 2019 season while serving a PED suspension but there’s ample reason to believe he’s still at the top of his game.
This trade offer shows the Eagles are still very much aggressively pursuing an upgrade to their secondary. It also shows a lack of attachment to Nelson Agholor, who has been disappointing in a contract year.
Arizona clearly thought the Eagles’ initial offer wasn’t good enough, given Peterson is still on their roster. Don’t be surprised, however, if Howie Roseman continues to work the phones to acquire a premier defender in order to upgrade a struggling defensive unit.