So the big move this week, Kansas City has parted ways with All World tackle, Eric Fisher. Which has created a giant hole on their offensive line. One that they will need to address and NBC Sports Philly thinks that Eagles might be the ones to do so.
NBC Philly: Both moves are surprising, but particularly the release of Fisher, who the team drafted No. 1 overall in 2013 and was a cornerstone of the organization for the better part of a decade.
And the moves are also hugely important for Howie Roseman, who should be picking up the phone right now and calling Chiefs general manager Brett Veach to ask if Veach has some interest in a young offensive tackle who has a first-round pick pedigree. Because the Chiefs are now the perfect trade partner for the Eagles if they want to unload Andre Dillard.
My first reaction to this….ehhhhhhhhhh. Feels like one of those types of ideas you’d hear on 97.5 from some caller in Delco. “Yeah well listen to this Mike. Kansas City is in need of a tackle and we’ve got an extra. Let’s call them up, offer them Andre Dillard for two first round picks and Patrick Mahomes. #DoTheDeal”
I can’t see why Kansas City would be interested in this at all unless they get Dillard for like a 7th round pick. But is that even worth giving him up for? Does it not make more sense to try and salvage him yourself? At least for one more year. I’ll admit, I don’t think Dillard is going to work. Every opportunity he doesn’t seem to have it but when you spend a pick on a guy you almost have to make sure you are positive he is a bust before moving him. If you can get KC to give you more than they should for him, pull the trigger. If you’re basically just giving him away maybe hang on for one more year.
With the cap situation being what it is though. Eagles are looking at every contract as a way to get money back. Feels like we are about to enter 2-4 years of pain.