Report: Eagles could pursue trade for Pats guard Joe Thuney
The Eagles could check out a trade for Patriots guard Joe Thuney, according to a report from Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer. Philadelphia just recently lost Pro Bowl guard Brandon Brooks for the season due to a torn Achilles.
Thuney, 27, got the franchise tag after last season and is because of earn $14.78 million in 2020. Though the North Carolina State product was a second-team All-Pro in 2019, his high salary has actually led some to speculate that the Patriots might seek to trade him prior to Week 1.
Breer thinks the Eagles could be a fit after losing Brooks.
” Would they take a huge swing on someone like New England’s franchise-tagged All-Pro guard, Joe Thuney? Based on what I understand … I believe they ‘d a minimum of explore it,” Breer composed. “But, again, that’s probably more of a down-the-road contingency thing for now.”
Back in April, NBC Sports’ Peter King noted Thuney as one of the most likely gamers to be traded throughout the NFL draft. No deal ever materialized, but the Dolphins (who are led by former Patriots assistant Brian Flores) were reported to have interest.
At the exact same time, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tossed cold water on the idea of a Thuney trade, informing WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show” that he believed New England would hang on to its finest offending lineman.
” I do not see that. I’m uncertain where that’s originating from,” Schefter stated about a potential Thuney trade. “First of all, when you’re dealing a player like that … teams are going to want to have a big contract extension with him. We’re not in a time in our country where I believe groups, lots of groups, are all that enthralled with providing big-money extensions. There’s a lot of unpredictability surrounding football. And I have actually spoken with enough groups and adequate people to know that while there are exceptions like Christian McCaffrey and Tom Brady, I believe with the pandemic in complete swing, teams are more hesitant than ever to sign particular players to longterm extensions. Which’s why I think you’ll see particular players stay with their teams rather than carrying on.”
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