Will the Philadelphia Eagles regret trading Jordan Matthews? | The Tylt
Will the Philadelphia Eagles regret trading Jordan Matthews?
As much as Jordan Matthews was important to the Eagles offense, the team needed help in the defensive backfield more. Ronald Darby gives Philadelphia a young, starting-caliber cornerback it desperately needed. His 4.3 speed is something the Eagles have lacked in recent years and will be invaluable for a team that looked weak on that side of the field.
Jordan Matthews was a big price to pay for defensive secondary help. However, it'll be well worth the gamble when the Eagles are a more complete team come playoff time.
The Eagles wide receiving corp improved with the additions of Alshon Jeffrey and Torrey Smith. However, Jordan Matthews was the piece who made those moves worth it because he was so reliable. Now, questions are cropping up as the Eagles head into the season regarding its depth at wide receiver.
Matthews may not have been the most explosive receiver, but you could always count on him to make a big catch. Jeffrey hasn't done much since his last 1,000-yard season in 2014, Torrey Smith was awful in San Francisco last year, and Nelson Agholor hasn't been able to maximize his talent yet. Philadelphia is a worse team than it was before.
Getting a cornerback should have been a priority for the team, but it shouldn't have come at such a high price. Now, one of the Eagles' strengths is a questionable aspect of the team. Philadelphia shouldn't expect much return on this boneheaded trade.