Thought of the Day

Posted: March 7th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Nexium 2.5 mg granulado pediatrico dosis | 1 Comment »

Rumor? No, not really.

Speculation? That doesn’t really fit either.

I’m just going to call this the “thought of the day”.

The Eagles do need help at RB. Trading for Howard would make sense financially. He’s under contract for 2019 for just under $2.1M. That’s cheap for someone who can be a workhorse RB.

Howard is 225 pounds and he’s averaged 260 carries a year. He is a tough, physical back. He might remind you of a healthier, more durable version of Jay Ajayi.

One concern with Howard would be his ability as a receiver. The Eagles prefer complete RBs. Howard has never caught more than 29 passes in a season. To put that in perspective, Wendell Smallwood caught 28 passes last year.

I would have interest in Howard, but only at the right price. The Eagles could use a big, physical runner, but you can’t overpay for him due to his contract situation. You’re only guaranteed to have Howard for one more season.

There is also the question of use. The Eagles like to use a group of RBs. Howard averages 16.6 carries per game for his career. It doesn’t seem likely that he would get nearly that much work with the Eagles. That has to be factored in when thinking about his value.

If you could pair Howard with Corey Clement, Josh Adams, Wendell Smallwood and/or a rookie, you could have a good set of RBs. As we see with the Patriots and the 2017 Eagles, you don’t need a star RB. You need the right group of RBs.

There is one thing I like about this thought. The Eagles are going to be picky free agent shoppers to maximize their comp picks for 2020. If they want to add talent, they need to be creative. This would be a creative way to add a talented RB.

Just because I say the Eagles aren’t going after Le’Veon Bell or Antonio Brown doesn’t mean I don’t see the need for more talent on offense.

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This is what you call a team-friendly contract.

At the same time, Seumalo gets security. There is value in that.

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Why would the team that has Alex Smith and Colt McCoy trade for Case Keenum?

Smith is hurt and we don’t know when he’ll be able to play again. McCoy is a backup. Keenum is meant to be a backup. So…where’s the starting QB?

The Skins just won’t stop being the Skins.

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One Comment on “Thought of the Day”

  1. 1 Eagles News: Ronald Darby could be getting $12 million per year – SportsNewsNow said at 11:00 AM on March 8th, 2019:

    […] Thought of the Day – Iggles BlitzOne concern with Jordan Howard would be his ability as a receiver. The Eagles prefer complete RBs. Howard has never caught more than 29 passes in a season. To put that in perspective, Wendell Smallwood caught 28 passes last year. I would have interest in Howard, but only at the right price. The Eagles could use a big, physical runner, but you can’t overpay for him due to his contract situation. You’re only guaranteed to have Howard for one more season. There is also the question of use. The Eagles like to use a group of RBs. Howard averages 16.6 carries per game for his career. It doesn’t seem likely that he would get nearly that much work with the Eagles. That has to be factored in when thinking about his value. […]