Insane Rumor: Eagles Want to Trade Bradford for Manziel and Picks so They Can Trade for Mariota
That headline is somehow not right out of the “crazy Sal Pal headline generator” or the “Kyle Scott wet dream database”: According to Chat Sports writer Mack Ferguson, the Eagles and Browns are discussing a trade that would bring Johnny Manziel (still currently in rehab) and the Browns’ first round pick this year to the Eagles while sending newly-minted Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford to Cleveland. The Eagles would then, reportedly, try to use the Browns pick (and likely Manziel or someone else) to move up into the 2-4 range to draft Marcus Mariota. It’s also worth mentioning that the Eagles originally owned the #22 pick last year, which they traded to the Browns, who promptly used it to draft Manziel.
This is all very insane, and would (if completed) make the Eagles’ offseason one of the craziest in recent memory, for any team. They re-signed Mark Sanchez, traded Nick Foles, acquired Sam Braford, could possibly trade Bradford to acquire Johnny Goddamn Manziel, and then either keep Manziel or move him, acquiring Marcus Mariota in the process as well. And then, say all of that happens up to the last part, and the Eagles are able to trade into the #3 pick. What if Winston and Mariota go #1 and #2? That means you did all of that just to have Mark Sanchez be your starting quarterback. Part of me kinda hopes that will happen just because the sheer insanity of it might just knock Sal Pal into next week. The takes would be so hot we’d all need Geiger counters. Fans would be so afraid of buying Eagles jerseys in case a player gets traded that Modell’s would go out of business. I’d have to make another flowchart thing and people would keep making fun of me for it. It would be the best.
This is, of course, completely unsubstantiated and coming from someone most people have never heard of, but it’s dominating the talk today anyway.