Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Here we go again: more Boldin to the Eagles rumors

The rumor that just won't go away has resurfaced yet again. According to Peter King of Sports Illustrated, Cardinals wide receiver Anquan Boldin will be traded by July and the Eagles are the most likely destination.

King does not give a reason why he believes Boldin will be traded, but it stems from his contract issues with the team. Simply put, Boldin wants to get paid and the Cardinals aren't willing to restructure his current contract. The relationship between the 3 time Pro Bowler and his team has gotten so bad that Boldin wants out.

According to King, the top two teams in the mix for Boldin are the Eagles and the Giants. King goes on to say that the Eagles are the frontrunners: "Philly has (draft picks) 21, 28 and 53, the Giants 29, 45 and 60. I find it hard to believe the Eagles won't trade for Boldin. Very hard. He's a perfect fit, and they've got the cap room to sign him."

As we have learned, just because the Eagles have cap room doesn't mean they are actually going to use it. The draft picks they have to offer should be enticing to the Cardinals but the Eagles have to be willing to restructure Boldin's deal and give him the money he wants.

As I have said all along, if Boldin is at all available, the Eagles have to pursue him. He is a perfect fit for the team and would be a great weapon for Donovan McNabb. Let's just hope the Cardinals are foolish enough to shop him before we start buying our Boldin jerseys.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll believe it when I see it. Red Zone offense/TD's are the Bird's weakness and this would solve it. This trade would take some sting off the Dawk fiasco, however if the Eagles win the SB in the next 2years it will STILL ring hollow knowing Dawk deserved a ring more than anyone.

PhilCali

Anonymous said...

Give up on the whole Dawkins shit its over BOO HOO