So far, only Sal Pal (and Angelo Cataldi) have been obsessed with trading up in the draft for Marcus Mariota. I’m sure most people wouldn’t mind the “doing the deal” — others wouldn’t want to “mortgage the future,” or another zingy catchphrase — but only Paolantonio and Cataldi have made it their one and only charge. In this slow sports season, they’ve latched on to it like kids who want the newest hot thing for Christmas but aren’t going to get it because they won’t stop pestering their goddamn parents about it. You’ll get what they get you and you’ll like it.
But the New York Daily News‘ Manish Mheta, a student in the Sal Pal school of shit-slinging nonsense, is now hopping on the train with his own unsourced theories stated as fact– speculating about the Eagles trading Foles to the Jets for Mariota, who hasn’t yet been drafted by the Jets:
Kelly would prefer to use Foles to supplement (and thus lighten) the draft-pick compensation package needed to move up for Mariota, who might not throw at the scouting combine this week due to a sprained right shoulder suffered in the National Championship game …
A win-win for the Jets and Kelly: The Eagles give up 2015 and 2016 first and second-rounders for the No. 6 pick.
Of course. Kelly would prefer to use Foles to trade up for Mariota. How do we know this? Did Chip Kelly, or anyone who knows Chip Kelly, say this? Nope. It’s based on speculation and what Mehta and Sal Pal would do if they were Chip Kelly (and his job was to sell papers and get ratings?). But they’re not Chip Kelly, as evidenced by their careers made throwing shit at walls to see what sticks.
In reality, it works very much like that kid’s Christmas: We’ll get what we get and we’ll like it, and Sal Pal will move on like a moth to a flickering light to the next hot take.