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https://www.nfl.com/news/saints-add-second-2022-first-round-draft-pick-in-multi-pick-trade-with-eagles

 

Wow....looks pretty good for both teams, though the Eagles appear to come out ahead a little w pure draft pick value. Everyone probably assumes it's because they want to grab a QB, and it's probably true, but if I'm them, I am underwhelmed by this year's QB class and I instead probably stock up elsewhere, see how it goes with Winston this year, and if need be, grab a QB next year.

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3 hours ago, jonjon said:

https://www.nfl.com/news/saints-add-second-2022-first-round-draft-pick-in-multi-pick-trade-with-eagles

 

Wow....looks pretty good for both teams, though the Eagles appear to come out ahead a little w pure draft pick value. Everyone probably assumes it's because they want to grab a QB, and it's probably true, but if I'm them, I am underwhelmed by this year's QB class and I instead probably stock up elsewhere, see how it goes with Winston this year, and if need be, grab a QB next year.


Huh?    Am I understanding your meaning correctly?  
 

You think the Eagles trading away a first this year means they want to draft a QB this year?     Sure, it’s possible.   Anything is possible.   
 

But the analysts on both the NFL Network think it’s a clear sign Philly will give Hurts another year and build around him.  But now they’ve added more draft capital to use in 23 and 24 to potentially trade up for a QB in a better class. 
 

Also, this Eagles-Saints trade demonstrates why your idea of the Colts trading a future first for a first this year is highly unlikely to ever happen.   Because the team trading for a first THIS YEAR has to pay a huge price to the team accepting a first NEXT YEAR.   That team has to be rewarded and it’s incredibly expensive.   New Orleans paid a big price to gain a first this year. 

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15 hours ago, jonjon said:

https://www.nfl.com/news/saints-add-second-2022-first-round-draft-pick-in-multi-pick-trade-with-eagles

 

Wow....looks pretty good for both teams, though the Eagles appear to come out ahead a little w pure draft pick value. Everyone probably assumes it's because they want to grab a QB, and it's probably true, but if I'm them, I am underwhelmed by this year's QB class and I instead probably stock up elsewhere, see how it goes with Winston this year, and if need be, grab a QB next year.

 

It could also be more about PHI getting an additional 1st round pick next year to arm them with enough ammo to move up for a QB (if Hurts doesn't take a step forward).

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11 hours ago, NewColtsFan said:


Huh?    Am I understanding your meaning correctly?  

You think the Eagles trading away a first this year means they want to draft a QB this year?     Sure, it’s possible.   Anything is possible.   

? No, the Saints.

 

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this Eagles-Saints trade demonstrates why your idea of the Colts trading a future first for a first this year is highly unlikely to ever happen.   Because the team trading for a first THIS YEAR has to pay a huge price to the team accepting a first NEXT YEAR.   That team has to be rewarded and it’s incredibly expensive.   New Orleans paid a big price to gain a first this year. 

?? No they didn't. Basically they swapped a 2d rounder for a 3d rounder, but we don't know quite where the future picks will be in the pecking order so how much they gave up is TBD. Clearly the Saints' thinking is with the picks they get this year, those future picks will be lower because they'll be winning more. Not saying it's nothing, but it wasn't huge. 

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