Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Rams pulled off a blockbuster trade with the Tennessee Titans, trading several of their draft assets over the next couple of years for this year’s #1 pick, as Jeff Fisher and his newly relocated team try to make a splash in their first year in their new home of Los Angeles. Though neither one of the quarterback prospects coming out of this year’s draft, Carson Wentz and Jared Goff, are being touted as franchise QB talents–like, say, Jameis Winston or Andrew Luck–the Rams are hinging, for better or for worse, the future of their franchise on one of their shoulders.
Whoever’s shoulders the Rams pass on, the Eagles will gladly use ’em.
Today, Philadelphia traded a boatload of picks, including the 8th pick in this month’s draft, to Cleveland for the #2 pick, which means they’ll likely end up with whichever of the aforementioned quarterbacks Los Angeles passes on. The baffling part of this deal for Philadelphia, is the fact that they awkwardly signed largely unproven quarterback, Sam Bradford, to a two-year, $35 million extension this off-season. First-year head coach Doug Pederson‘s got quite the QB “crisis” on his hands before the season’s even begun.
Here’s the awesome bit. The Eagles pick directly behind the Rams in this year’s draft–of course, they infamously acquired Bradford from the Rams during the 2015 off-season–and their season opener is against–you guessed it–the Browns in September.