Instagram never lies.
Over the past few weeks, it has been discovered that Los Angeles Chargers, who ran away from Melvin Gordon, followed the Eagles on Instagram. The discovery has been largely laughed at, but now there is a report stating that the Eagles have made a deal for Gordon to the Chargers.
The offer, according to Sports Illustrated's Albert BreerL
has been strolling a bit on the Melvin Gordon trading market. To give you an idea of where it is, the only offer I found was from Philly.
In this business, Jordan Howard went to LA, the teams exchanged temporary picks and the Chargers ate the salary. LA obviously said no.
̵1; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 4, 2019
The Eagles are not surprised what is needed to land Gordon. They seem to make an offer.
There is no denying that Gordon is talented, but there are two main problems when you include Gordon. The first and most important thing is that he does not currently play for money for the fees. Gordon is in the final year of his contract and has a base salary of $ 5.6 million, a figure that's not much for a Gordon caliber player, but not so small that you can not gloss over them , The inclusion of Gordon, even if he agreed to play in his current deal, would take up around 33% of the Eagles' remaining seat.
Since Gordon is unlikely to arrive without a new deal, the Eagles would have to feel comfortable giving them a franchise running back deal. The expectation is that Gordon wants to have a contract similar to that of Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams, or perhaps that of Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys. Spotrac set Gordon's market value at 4 years, $ 47 million, with an average salary of $ 11.7 million.
Although Roseman might be able to twist those numbers to make it a cap-friendly business for the Eagles, it's very hard to see that he's using any significant cash for a running back, especially after he did Miles Sanders has retired the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
With Sanders, Jordan Howard Darren Sproles and Corey Clement on the list, the Eagles currently have no need for Gordon. Gordon would be the best if he came back on the list, but it's very hard to see the Eagles choosing to get Gordon and take a lot of physical contact with both Sanders. Sharing it with Howard makes sense, provided Gordon would play. You probably also do not want to give Gordon the money he wants, because he will not be a full-time worker and is No. 1 in the Eagles.
If Gordon agreed to come to the Eagles without a new deal, take a smaller role and the Chargers would give him the Eagles for a low pick, maybe something would happen – especially if Roseman is trying to make a deal.
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