Jets Agree to Trade Sixth Pick to Philadelphia, Sources Say

The Ducks will need Mariotas legs and arm against FSU

Although it hasn’t been confirmed, Kristian Dyer of Metro Sports News reported that the Eagles and the Jets have a trade in place that, assuming Marcus Mariota is still available with the sixth pick, would send the former Duck to Philadelphia. Philly, of course, is the home of former Oregon head coach Chip Kelly, as well as a league-leading nine other Duck players.

Could Chip Kelly be reunited with his former star come draft day?

Gary Breedlove

Could Chip Kelly be reunited with his former star come draft day?

According to Dyer’s source, the move would require “multiple picks and a player.” Currently Philadelphia holds the No. 20 spot in this year’s draft, and to move up 14 spots, Dyer’s source suggested Philly would have to do something on par with what the Saints did in 1999. New Orleans sent eight draft picks to the Washington Redskins so the Saints could draft the former Heisman winner, Ricky Williams.

Now, it’s important to remember that this move only happens if Mariota is still available with the sixth pick. Jameis Winston has, it appears, the No. 1 pick on lock. After that, the only other team who would consider taking a QB would be Tennessee at the No. 2 spot. Since many experts believe the Titans want to give sophomore QB Zach Mettenberger another shot, though, there’s a solid chance the Titans pass on Mariota.

In short, if everything falls just right, Mariota should be the Eagles starting QB next season. Although it’s too early to buy your jersey, it wouldn’t hurt to keep your fingers crossed.

More to come soon.

Top Photo by Gary Breedlove

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Caleb Couturie

Caleb Couturie

Caleb is a sophomore at the University of Oregon intending to double major in Journalism and Sports Management. He is the Managing Editor for FishDuck.com, along with being a lifetime Saints and San Francisco Giants fan, as Caleb fell in love with sports at a young age and developed that love into a passion for sports analysis. He is looking forward to cheering on the Ducks throughout his career at Oregon, and is always willing to talk sports with any fellow fan.

  • d_king

    Personally, I hate philly (go cowboys) I would rather see MM at TB….Or I really liked your article on how he could end up at NE. That would be terrific. Get him some time behind Mr.Brady…learn the no fun league style of feetball…ya I like that. only other thing would be if he ended up wearing a big blue star on hid hat !

    • Caleb

      I’m a saints fan so personally I hate the Boys (sorry), but if you’re a ducks fan when you hear this you have to be jumping out of your seat. Even though I love my ducks I honestly feel like I’m a Mariota fan above all else, and I want him to succeed more than anything. If he goes to philly, which it appears he will, he will be positioned to succeed better than any other rookie QB in easily the past 20 years.

  • Rory Jones

    As the Buccaneers GM I would take Nick Foles (McCoy is
    already traded) and the 1st and 2nd picks from the eagles
    in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Foles and 3 #1
    and 3 #2. Redskins traded 3 #1 and a 2nd
    for RGIII and that was moving up 4 slots.
    Eagles trying to go up 19.