With low asking price, some think the Eagles could be in on this running back

Posted on October 27, 2022

Even with their big splash of landing Robert Quinn today, one could reasonably assume Philadelphia won’t be letting up on the market just yet.

The next position up to see some reinforcements might be running back, where the team showed interest – and even offered a package – for Christian McCaffery. It should come as no surprise, then, that NFL analysts like SI’s Albert Breer think the Birds might be in the ‘hunt’ for Kareem Hunt.

In his latest mailbag, Breer answered the question of whether Hunt will be traded – which, given the season Cleveland has had and the presence of Nick Chubb, feels like a real possibility – and where he could be traded to.

Though his answer was short and sweet, you can’t take it for nothing.

“The Eagles investigate everything.”

This holds more weight when considering that other insiders like Jay Glazer have also speculated the Eagles could look to fortify their backfield with another formidable back to compliment Miles Sanders.

Low Asking Price Could Make A Hunt Trade Appealing

According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the Browns are looking at a fourth-round pick as potential return for any Hunt trade.

Depending on where you stand, that price either seems extremely manageable – more so now that the Eagles are clearly going all in – or hard to do given Hunt’s lack of production, his pending free agency, and that he’s creeping closer towards the position’s expiration date.

Ultimately, this does seem like a move the team should be pushing to complete. Even if it’s not Hunt, bringing in another back that can help to give Sanders some plays off while still attracting the attention of the defense should be the final move the team makes before gearing up for the stretch run.

Plus, the Eagles have plenty of draft capital to spare over the next few years. If Roseman decides to trade down and gain a coup for the Saints’ high-first round pick, that will more than negate any potential losses.

Let’s just hope Howie has a bit of magic still left up his sleeve. Follow along with us for any rumors and deals in the coming days.

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