After months of Chip Kelly mind games, it appears the Eagles are making one final push for Marcus Mariota. It’s unclear whether the Eagles are trying to trade for the No. 2 spot in the draft, or if they will try to land Mariota after the dust settles, but regardless it has Duck fans everywhere starting to buzz.
ESPN’s Adam Scheftner has reported that the Eagles could organize a deal where the Titans trade down while gaining a substantial amount of draft picks, the Browns would land Sam Bradford, and the Eagles would then be in a position to draft Mariota. The Titans aren’t believed to be fully sold on Mariota, and they are listening to offers from a multitude of teams.
The Browns were initially one of the teams that were reported to have heavy interest in Mariota, but now head coach Mike Pettine has told NFL Media’s Andrea Kremer that “opinions on Marcus Mariota are varied inside [the Browns’] building.”
While the Browns’ interest is dying down, the door is open for the Eagles to make a big move in order to land their potential franchise quarterback. Mariota would be an easy choice, obviously, considering his history with Chip Kelly‘s offense. If Mariota were to be drafted by the Eagles, he would join eight other Ducks in Philadelphia.
Other possible players on the trading block for Philly are Fletcher Cox, Mychal Kendricks, Evan Mathis and Brandon Boykin, according to CBS.com. With that said, it’s safe to say no player is safe if Kelly decides that he has to have Mariota.
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