Eagles Closing In On Tony Gonzaelez Trade!

22 04 2009

by Michael DeLuca

(UPDATE:  Gonzo was traded to the Falcons for a 2nd rounder in the 2010 draft.   Analysis:  Eagles are douchebags.  Todd Heap is the next option, he is believed to be on the block.)

I’ve been screaming it from the rooftops for nearly seven months now.  Until now, it’s been primarily rampant speculation (which as we all now, I’m quite fond of).  Today, however, came the first confirmation that the Philadelphia Eagles are not only active participants in the Tony Gonzalez sweepstakes but may, in fact, be the frontrunners for his services.  Don Banks of SI.com says, “it sounds as if the Eagles might have nosed ahead of the Falcons as the most likely trade partner. Philly is thought to be willing to give up a third-rounder for Gonzalez. But Kansas City is seeking at least a second-round pick for a player it considers a future Hall of Famer, and may not be willing to bear the brunt of any criticism that could come if it’s perceived to have given away Gonzalez too cheaply.”

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if it comes down to having to give up our second round pick….DO IT!  This would be the move that would bring us that much closer to the championship.  This is, in fact, the type of  “playmaker” Donovan McNabb has been asking for, and this is, beyond a shadow of a doubt, our biggest need position.

I have maintained, and still maintain, that I believe the Eagles will get this deal done.  In the end, the Eagles will probably not bend on giving up the second round pick, but will add a player to the trade in order to satiate the Chief’s predilection to avoid criticism.  Though, in all honesty, I don’t think the Chief’s new GM Scott Pioli could really care less about what anybody else thinks.

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