Eagles should do their due diligence on Deshaun Watson after he requests trade from the Texans

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Glenn Erby
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The NFL is a yearly arms race and if the Eagles really want to give Nick Sirianni the ultimate opportunity for success as a head coach, then Howie Roseman must do his due diligence on the Deshaun Watson situation in Houston.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media just reported that Watson has formally requested a trade out of Houston.

The Eagles organization likes to think of itself as a budding quarterback factory and landing a top-3 signal-caller would set the standard.

Even with the hiring of Sirianni, it’s unknown if the Eagles truly believe Carson Wentz is their franchise quarterback, but with lingering reports of the Eagles star wanting out, a swap of NFL stars could be just what the doctor ordered.

Wentz owns a home in the city of Houston, while the Texans’ star quarterback wants out amid franchise dysfunction.

Houston’s star signal-caller wants out and the potential haul could cost Philadelphia a couple of first-round picks plus a couple of second-round picks, and a Pro Bowl-caliber player.

With the salaries nearly matching up and Wentz still seething from his four-game benching, the Eagles, like 26 other teams around the NFL, could look to swap quarterbacks and picks for Deshaun Watson.

If the Eagles truly want a fresh start, the deal would allow Jalen Hurts the opportunity to continue to grow while learning behind Watson.

Jeffrey Lurie referred to both his quarterbacks as assets and Hurts could also fetch Philadelphia another second or third-round picks as they dive deep into a long-term rebuild.

Crazier things have happened, but the intrigue makes for an exciting offseason.

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