Eagles trades to go 17-0: Add a wide receiver
The method to wins thus far has been through the run on the offensive side of the ball. Philly has the second-most rushing attempts in the NFL, and the sixth-least passing attempts. The passing game has been flashy when utilized, so it sticks out, but not necessarily a methodical part of the offense.
That’s a credit to Hurts and his skill set, and what he could do with a few more weapons. Thus far in 2022 he’s really only had A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith, with the occasional reception for Dallas Goedert. No one outside of that trio has even gone past 100 yards this year. Imagine if the Eagles had more receiving power to force defenses to pick and choose their battles across more than just two receivers?
Brandin Cooks feels like an option. He resembles what Darren Sproles was able to do with the Eagles previously. Or if they’re looking for an even bigger splash, Chase Claypool is probably available for the right (very high) price.
There are a number of directions the Eagles could go here. A lower-level add would give them a solid No. 3, while a more prestigious addition could be even more threatening.