By Zack Rosenblatt | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com | Posted on 25. October 2018 at 05:35 | Updated on October 25, 2018 at 07:12
Mark Zaleski | AP
LONDON – The Eagles and Giants played in East Rutherford two weeks ago, and things were so much easier back then.
The Eagles were reportedly back on track with a 34-13 win.
Giants star Odell Beckham left the field before half time. Beckham and Eli Manning – more specifically Manning's digression into mediocrity – were the main topics of discussion.
Now the Giants are selling – allegedly the chance to design a quarterback to win and win with Manning Out of parts for draft picks, the Eagles crashed against the Panthers and hell broke out in the once-so-famous NFC East ,
The Eagles are 3-4 and will play the Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on Sunday while the Giants are 1-6 and they are at very different intersections in Week 8 and then on October 30th.
This week, the Giants have installed a sales sign in their locker room and seemingly sold talents essential to the team's future. First came Cornerback Eli Apple, traded to the New Orleans Saints for the fourth and seventh round picks. Then, Wednesday, defensive tackle Damon Harrison was traded against the Detroit Lions for a fifth round pick.
The Eagles, even in a stalemate with key players succumbing to an end-of-season injury, still seem to be buyers on the free-agent market. With 3-4 in a weak NFC East – the Redskins are in the first 4-2 – there is still plenty of time to do well in the playoffs, even though the defending Super Bowl champions have plenty of holes to fill  And this is where the intersections of Eagles and Giants meet.
Would these two bitter rivals trade? It's unparalleled that teams between the divisions, even in the NFC East, trade with each other, though most of them are in the division at the time of drafting.
Trading History of the Eagles-Giants
The most notable trade between the divisions of the Eagles took place on April 4, 2010 when they exchanged quarterback Donovan McNabb for a second round in the 2010 Redskins. That was better for the Eagles than for Redskins, as McNabb only had a miserable season in Washington before ending his career with the Vikings. However, the Eagles only used the second round of Nate Allen and exchanged the other.
Overall, the Eagles have made seven trades within the division, including two with the Giants, according to the team media leader.
- 4/19/98 – Eagles swap a third round pick (WR Brian Alford) to pick the New York Giants for a third round (CB / KR Allen Rossum) and fourth round pick (CB Clarence Love) [Apr262009[Apr191945] – Tried a third round draft election (WR Ramses Barden) to NY Giants for a 3rd round draft election (91 st, later traded to Seahawks) and a 5th round draft election (Ramses Barden). 164th, later traded to Saints)
Why an Eagles-Giants trade now makes sense
Yes, it sounds ridiculous, but the two franchises are currently on such different distances that there are scenarios that could play where It would make sense if these two teams became rivals.
. 1 The Giants are clearly more than a season away from the competition and must gather as many designs as possible to build a roster around the future franchise quarterback. It does not matter where these draft picks come from and how the Eagles play. Apart from Saquon Barkley or Odell Beckham, no one on the Giants list would help the Eagles enough to hinder their ability to succeed in the future. The Eagles are also expected to have 12 draft picks in 2019.
. 2 The Eagles still seem to believe that they can compete now. If there are players on the Giants list who can help now, they should not care where they come from, and Eagle's executive vice president of football operation Howie Roseman is not the kind of front-office operator to go to Caring Team is at the other end of a trade. If anything, he would want to make a deal with the Giants just so he could win something else about them.
. 3 That's the big thing: no well-run team really cares about what another team does with their squad, unless it directly affects their ability to create the best possible roster, even within the division. If Roseman or Dave Gettleman think they can make a deal now or in 2019 that will make their team better then it should not really matter that the Eagles or Giants are at the other end of the phone call.