While trade rumors are always swirling, the rumors surrounding Sammy Hurts are a bit more legitimate. The Eagles are reportedly interested in the Texas quarterback. Watson, 29, remains under investigation in more than 20 cases of sexual assault. The Eagles are also interested to see Watson’s leadership, which is highly praised by his teammates. If the rumors are true, then the Texans could be interested in Hurts, too.
The Eagles have a few glaring holes within their wide receiver pool. They were reportedly players for several prominent free agents earlier in the offseason. Instead, they are calling on a less exciting Houston wideout. Brandin Cooks has 8 364 receiving yards in his three seasons with the Texans. This is a good number for a non-prospective wideout. However, the Eagles might prefer a different option.
Their playoff hopes won’t end if the Eagles win the game against the Texans. Even if the Rams upset them, they still have one more game left against the Texans to clinch their first-round bye in franchise history. The Sunday game will be the Eagles’ only game on CBS this season. They can win with a win over the Texans, a team they have a great relationship with.
While Nelson’s move to the Texans sparked speculation, it was clear that the Eagles have made significant improvements in their defense in the offseason. Desmond King, a $7 million, two-year deal, was also signed to improve their cornerback position. Meanwhile, the Texans have also signed Isaac Yiadom, a former starter for the Denver Broncos. Although the Eagles are hoping to add Cooks this offseason, they need to be sure they can afford him in the long term.
Deshaun Watson has been mentioned as a potential trade partner for the Philadelphia Eagles. After acquiring Carson Wentz, the Eagles have a better draft spot this year. They might be able to trade for a second-rounder with the Indianapolis Colts because their pick in the Deshaun Watson trade is higher than the Eagles’ March pick. But that’s all speculation, so a trade for Watson is unlikely.
As for the Texans, they’re a good team. They beat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl and they’ll be trying to do the same this week. Their offense is in great shape, but they need Nick Foles to play well. Besides, they have another full week to prepare for this game. The Texans have a new head coaching, but they are not considered offensive masterminds.