Eagles Acquire New Talent

Posted on March 27, 2015 by


The Philadelphia Eagles made a lot of moves this offseason. Some people may question the moves while others support them.

The Eagles started the offseason off by signing former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell to a six-year, $60 million contract.

Next, the Eagles traded their Franchise leading rusher LeSean McCoy to the Bills for Linebacker Kiko Alonso who was injured all of the 2014 season with an ACL injury.

The Eagles’ next move was to trade their starting quarterback Nick Foles to the Rams for injured Quarterback Sam Bradford.

Sam Bradford’s career stats at the Rams were 11,065 passing yards with 59 Passing Touchdowns and 38 interceptions.

Nick Foles’ Career Passing stats with the Eagles are 6,753 Passing Yards with 46 Passing Touchdowns while only throwing 17 interceptions. He also was the second best in NFL history in 2013 with a Passer rating of 119.2.

The next move the Eagles made was letting go of their leading receiver Jeremy Macclin. He returned to his hometown of Kansas City to join the Chiefs.

The Eagles then acquired another replacement to the cornerback position, which was one of the league’s worst last year. They signed Walter Thurmond to a one-year deal from the Giants, who was injured almost all of last season.

The Eagles then signed Free Agent running back Ryan Mathews to a three year, $12 million deal. He was a member of the Chargers last season.

The Eagles then next signed the best free agent on the market this offseason as they signed free agent Demarco Murray.

Murray signed a five-year $42 million deal. He was the league’s leading rusher last year and is exactly what the Eagles needed to replace LeSean McCoy.

“I think it’s great what the Eagles are doing,” senior and longtime Eagles fan Matt Hook said.

The Eagles now have three starting running backs on their roster: Murray, Mathews, and Sprioles. Reporters are starting to call the trio M&M’s, or “The Legion of Zoom” as a spinoff on Seattle’s “Legion of Boom.”

Whatever happens during the offseason, the Eagles are going to have to put it all together if they want to make a run at the Super Bowl.

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