Mariota Trade Could Happen After He’s Picked or Right Now or Never

Photo Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Is that some orange on his shorts or is he just… photo credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Next Thursday will finally be the end of all of the Marcus Mariota to the Eagles speculation, so then we can move on to other topics. Or not. Also there are no other topics.

According to Jason La Canfora at CBS Sports, Mariota could be picked at number two by the Tennessee Titans, and still end up as an Eagle:

The Tennessee Titans will be open to exploring any deal that makes sense for them. The Eagles, Browns, Chargers and possibly Rams will all have at least some degree of interest, and there is ample potential for a swap to occur before the Titans make their selection …

It could just as well occur sometime after, whether it sometime later during the first round of the draft next Thursday, or even perhaps days or weeks after [Ed. note: Weeeeeeeks]. Surely, a few wrinkles could get a bit more tricky in the aftermath of the Titans using the pick, though even then a corresponding transaction would be hardly impossible.

As Bleeding Green Nation points out, the “picking a player first and then trading him” is more of an NBA-style move than NFL, “but if there was ever a time for an unconventional trade to be made, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Chip Kelly involved in it.” So basically it comes down to this: The Eagles could make the trade for the number two pick tomorrow. Or on draft night. Or they could trade for Mariota after he’s picked. Or weeks later. Or after his second season. Or never. This will never end.

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36 Comments

  • Mitchie Tools Fan April 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    nothing on the roast????

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  • Tax Cheat April 24, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    When are Kyle & Jim’s mock drafts going to be posted???????

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  • Dennis April 24, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Lol. Citing Jason La Canfora for a story is worse than copying David Murphy, writing a one sentence opinion, then calling it your own.

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  • FACE April 24, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    They can’t do the trade BEFORE the draft dude. What if Tampa takes Mariota with the first pick? Then they’re assed out with the second pick and no QB because there is no way in HELL Chip takes Winston.

    If it happens at all, it’ll happen next Thursday night.

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  • Ghost of Sean Brace April 24, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    So after next week when the birds do not get Mariota, what will the sports talk shows drone on about next? Is it too soon to talk about the NBA draft?

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    • Mel Kiper April 24, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      My helmet hair and I will be talking about next year’s draft every day on SportsCenter for the next 365 days.

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      • C I A guy from Zero Dark Thirty April 24, 2015 at 3:21 pm

        Wtf did you see that updo this morning. That thing is perfection. His colorist should be embarrassed.

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    • Steve Mason Elite NHL Goalie April 24, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      What will they talk about? Eythan Shander and Harry Mayes, Gargano and Missanelli and Josh Innes will all talk for three months about how the Eagles can package their first round pick and their third round pick in 2016, Sam Bradford, Mychal Kendricks and Fletcher Cox to Tampa/Titans/Chargers for Mariota.

      Gargano, Shander and Mayes are obsessed with it and sound like immature little boys begging for a Christmas gift.

      Missanelli is beating that deadh0rse because his boy Sal Pal came up with this crazy notion and Missanelli had all those #dothedeal tee shirts printed up he needs to get rid of.

      And Innes is all on it because it’s this wild crazy thing “Big Balls Chip” should do.

      It ain’t gonna happen.

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      • Vincent Lombardi...Coach April 24, 2015 at 3:23 pm

        You suck Steve

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  • Charles from the Northeast April 24, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Another bullshit article.For the last damn time the Eagles are not getting Mariota OKAY OKAY!

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  • William Rhodes April 24, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Any coverage of the roast? Dozens of people that this blog covers were there participating, even more in attendance. I guess that I just expected some mention of it, especially given how much you were pimping it last week.

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    • Carl April 24, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      That would require Kyle actually doing work.

      He already reached his weekly quota on that by writing a few hundred meandering words about BOB. Until the weekend, it’s just going to be copying and pasting links to sports stories hat are like, 3 days old or whatever.

      But definitely, newspapers suck. Whiny beat writers. GET A LIFE.

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    • Tocc April 24, 2015 at 2:14 pm

      Susie Celek tweeted a pic from the roast looking stoned as shit

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  • Jim Barniek April 24, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Any idea why Tony Bruno was a no-show?

    Im hearing lots of problems with the Josh /Tony / WIP / Miss Robin Relationship.
    Too Mnay cooks in the kitchen. Management already told her to stay out of the studio, let see what happens.

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    • Ummm April 24, 2015 at 2:31 pm

      Might want to check that again

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      • Steve Mason Elite NHL Goalie April 24, 2015 at 2:44 pm

        Is this the same dude a week into their show was posting on here that Innes and Bruno were screaming at each other in the halls, that Inness hated Miss Robin, that within WIP they knew the ratings were terrible and that the show would be cancelled soon?

        And now its what? The number 1 rated afternoon drive show in all of radio in this market?

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        • Ummm, No April 24, 2015 at 3:02 pm

          Never posted that they were screaming at eachother. Wouldn’t know.

          Did post that they suck. That I know.

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          • Steve Mason Elite NHL Goalie April 24, 2015 at 4:12 pm

            Not you. Berniak.

          • Ummm, No April 24, 2015 at 4:44 pm

            Got is Steve.

  • Ron Burgundy April 24, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Great story. Compelling, and rich.

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    • William Rhodes April 24, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      Damn, not really Jim’s fault but damn this site sucks lately. I know that it’s a bit of a Philly sports dead time period since we’re not competitive in basketball, hockey or baseball, but there’s still some stories I’m sure.

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  • WIP Insider April 24, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I know for a fact that Tony and Josh are cool. No issues there. I dont see them being the #1 show, but they will be around for a while.

    The issue still remians Miss R0bin. Between her twitter nonsense, and always feeling the need to chime in, its starting to become a problem. Not to mention, she acts like the producer of the show. They threw a bogus title at her, but its just to play nice.

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    • William Rhodes April 24, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      I think that you’re greatly overestimating the amount of interest we have in Miss Robin. Thanks for the updates and all but nobody gives a crap.

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    • Steve Mason Elite NHL Goalie April 24, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      Glen, what do you mean with this Miss R0BIN stuff?

      I probably listen two hours a day. 1 – 2 and 5 – 6. I don’t think I ever heard her on the air, and I’ve heard Josh mention her once.

      Is she the third mic from 3-5 or something? What am I missing?

      Also, you “great Bacon hunt” or whatever the hell you called it, is more boring that the eating stunts your drummed up in order to get yourself free meals and cheap airtime.

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      • Glen M April 25, 2015 at 12:59 pm

        Go Guida!

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        • H Eskins April 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm

          Pella is better

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  • Pizza City April 24, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    thought there would be something on the roast after the way this site plugged it for the last 6 weeks. Pure Laziness

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    • William Rhodes April 24, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      Kyle’s playing nice with mainstream media and not updating his blog here as much. Wonder if he’s thinking of an exit strategy from CB and looking for a job.

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    • Just enough Bowen April 24, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      Totally agree. You asked for commenters to supply jokes and then you file no report on how it went? I saw some video on you tube. Didn’t look funny at all. Are you afraid to tell us that?

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      • Candy Oak Fan April 24, 2015 at 3:26 pm

        I heard there was a lot of snow in the forecast last night.

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  • MCW on the new ninetysevenfive sounds like a 10 year old April 24, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    It sounds like they got her out of grade school to do the sports.

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  • DDMFsD April 24, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Does anyone really care about that “Roast”? It’s just a bunch of has-beens or never-was gathered around thinking that they’re amusing. When in reality, they’re just a bunch of pathetic losers

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    • wood yi April 24, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      +1

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    • on point April 24, 2015 at 11:38 pm

      Dude is always on point. You should comment more often.

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      • DDMFsD April 25, 2015 at 7:58 am

        Thanks. Although that would mean having to frequent this site more often. And since I don’t really care about the sixers draft picks, 800 mariota rumors, or the Comcast center, there’s really no reason to

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  • Astute observer April 25, 2015 at 12:02 am

    Here’s when the Mariota speculation will finally end…when Chip retreats back to the NCAA after missing the playoffs this season.

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