Eagles-Cards Blockbuster Trade Rumor


On the same day that the Philadelphia Eagle’s signed CB Asante Samuel, speculation has erupted that the Eagles could be sending their first round pick in this year’s draft and CB Lito Shepherd to the Arizona Cardinals for WR Larry Fitzgerald.  If the rumor has legs, than both side could be in the making for vast improvement.  The Cardinals recently moved CB Antrelle Rolle to S which left a hole and role that Shepherd could fill-in and better.  For the Eagles, this could finally be Donovan McNabb’s big break as he has the arm and accuracy to take a team to a Super Bowl like he did in the past.  Remember the Donovan-T.O. connection?  If this rumor is true, then the Eagles could be right back on track to make another Super Bowl.

There has been solid speculation that Fitzgerald could be on his way out of Arizona due to his enormous contract and cap hits he’d cause in 2008 and 2009, but Cardinals GM Rod Graves has shut down those rumors while holding that Fitzgerald will be a Cardinal in 2008.  For Shepherd, he was unhappy with the Eagles while struggling in 2007.  There has been rumors circulating with Shepherd’s name on them for sometime now, with one including Chad Johnson from the Bengals.

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2 Responses to “Eagles-Cards Blockbuster Trade Rumor”

  1. Cameron says:

    As much as I love seeing my team make huge changes in the off-season, I just don’t agree with this trade. Fitz is an icon in AZ and that goes a long way for a team still trying to generate an identity. It makes sense for Philly, who always seems to make the big splash in free agency. But for the Cards it would alter their offense significantly as it is one predicated on the pass. If they had the ideal offensive line and a stud running back that could take the heat off Leinart then I could understand the move. Fitz is simply too gifted and too well loved to ship out of town.

  2. Knox says:

    I think james is plenty “stud” for any team to suffice. With boldin and a 2 first round picks, i think the cards will be dandy.