A new NFL trade rumors emerged that the Philadelphia Eagles will be trading Jason Kelce to New Orleans Saints for Mark Ingram. A report by Kyle Scott of Crossing Broad noted that the Eagles and Saints have discussed about a potential trade and that talks are still in the early stage of negotiations.
Indeed, I heard from a Little Birdie that the Eagles and Saints have spoken about said potential trade, and that discussions are still in the very early stages. Whether a deal gets done is still up in the air, but it would make sense for both teams.
All the NFL trade rumors should be taken with a grain of salt. But with all that being said, the news website has done a great job of reporting on the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason. The Crossing Board have killed the Alshon Jeffery signing, the Stefen Wisniewski re-signing and the Chris Long signing as well as the Eagles playing the Raiders on Christmas day, and the Philly drafting a defensive end in the first round (Derek Barnett) of the 2017 NFL Draft.
With all that being said, that’s a quite good track record reporting the Eagles. It’s interesting to know that there might be some weight to the Eagles-Saints trade involving Kelce and Ingram.
The trade would definitely make sense for both professional American football teams. The New Orleans need a center after losing its current starter Max Unger, 31, to a injury. That said, Kelce would be an instant starter for the Saints. The Philadelphia, on the other side of the field, could effortlessly replace Kelce with either Wisniewski or 2016 third-round draft talent Isaac Seumalo. The Philly badly need help at running back position since the club currently only have Darren Sproles, Wendell Smallwood, Donnel Pumphrey, and Corey Clement on-board for 2017 NFL season. Ingram would give the Eagles a boost and he’s a real lead running back in their committee approach.
The New Orleans might be willing to part with Ingram after signing the veteran running back Adrian Peterson and giving up a 2018 second-rounder selection in order to trade up for Alvin Kamara. The Saints could also just without a hitch keep the 27-year-old Ingram since he’s on a very reasonable contract and he’s coming from a strong season. Ingram rushed for 1,043 yards and six touchdowns in the previous season. Ingram also tallied a total of 46 receptions for 319 yards and four receiving scores.
It should also worth noting that Ingram-Kelce straight trade isn’t realistic deal. Ingram is a lot younger than Kelce and has been the better player in his prime than the latter. There might need to be some draft pick conpensation involved. It’s worth noting the Philadelphia Eagles possess a total of three fourth-round draft privileges in 2018.
Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints engaged in trade discussions earlier this offseason regarding Brandin Cooks. The two camps ultimately couldn’t get a trade deal done, however, and Cooks was sent to the New England Patriots. Maybe both teams can find a quite better resolution that makes sense for both sides this time around.