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Nets a 1st and 3rd, Eagles pay him $100M. This is the new NFL, wild. This is what I thought it’d take to get him or DK Metcalf.
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Gee, I wonder where Vrabel learned a move like that from?

Trading or getting rid of a player before they're about to hit a payday and then just drafting their replacement.
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The Eagles are going to be tough next year. Still not sure if WR's should be getting that much money a year. Call me ole school. No wonder so many GM's were pissed about that Kirk deal.
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EricTighe wrote: Fri Apr 29, 2022 6:52 am The Eagles are going to be tough next year. Still not sure if WR's should be getting that much money a year. Call me ole school. No wonder so many GM's were pissed about that Kirk deal.
I kinda feel this way too. Maybe it's because they tend to be divas, which I don't appreciate. I'm too lazy, but I'd like to see top WR salaries expressed in % of salary cap over time. It seems like their relative price has gone up. But maybe I'm wrong. I don't know. But it's easy to see why trade and replace before the big payday is becoming a thing.
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Philly definitely in a win-now mode. Interesting that they traded for Brown rather than draft the kid from Arkansas and have his salary under control for 5 years.
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Grizzled wrote: Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:00 am Philly definitely in a win-now mode. Interesting that they traded for Brown rather than draft the kid from Arkansas and have his salary under control for 5 years.
Very interesting considering Tennessee had the exact same decision and saw it differently.
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dplank wrote: Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:01 am
Grizzled wrote: Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:00 am Philly definitely in a win-now mode. Interesting that they traded for Brown rather than draft the kid from Arkansas and have his salary under control for 5 years.
Very interesting considering Tennessee had the exact same decision and saw it differently.
Tennessee has Tannehill and Henry already signed for big $, maybe felt they couldn't fit in an extension? But they're definitely in a win now mode also.
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dplank wrote: Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:01 am
Grizzled wrote: Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:00 am Philly definitely in a win-now mode. Interesting that they traded for Brown rather than draft the kid from Arkansas and have his salary under control for 5 years.
Very interesting considering Tennessee had the exact same decision and saw it differently.
I think the decision makes a ton of sense for the Eagles. 3rd season for Hurts, going with a proven commodity over a guy who might take a year or two to get his game up to speed. They're also probably a little gunshy after a handful of WR misses in recent drafts too.
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The Marshall Plan wrote: Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:48 am Gee, I wonder where Vrabel learned a move like that from?

Trading or getting rid of a player before they're about to hit a payday and then just drafting their replacement.
That's the way you do it

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Moriarty wrote: Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:53 am
The Marshall Plan wrote: Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:48 am Gee, I wonder where Vrabel learned a move like that from?

Trading or getting rid of a player before they're about to hit a payday and then just drafting their replacement.
That's the way you do it

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It’s also a bit of a necessity having an expensive QB and RB.
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Moriarty wrote: Fri Apr 29, 2022 9:53 am
The Marshall Plan wrote: Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:48 am Gee, I wonder where Vrabel learned a move like that from?

Trading or getting rid of a player before they're about to hit a payday and then just drafting their replacement.
That's the way you do it

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Agreed for the positions of lesser importance including this case.
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It'll be interesting to see how these deals play out

Very different schools of thought in todays nfl
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The league has continually shifted the rules to favor the passing game and scoring, which elevates the value of the positions involved in the passing game (QB, WR, OT, Edge, CB). Conversely it has devalued the positions associated with the running game (RB, FB, 1 tech DT, LB). Hopefully the new regime sees the trend and puts the same value on the Bears.
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