We all know that deep down former Eagles head coach Chip Kelly wanted his former Oregon Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Marcus Mariota in the worse way, the astonishing report of what he offered the Tennessee Titans to get him is breath-taking.
According to FOX Sports NFL Insider Peter Shrager, Kelly was willing to give the Titans the Eagles 1st and 2nd round pick in 2015, then their 1st pick in 2016, Sam Bradford or Mark Sanchez, and any defensive players on their roster like the combination of Fletcher Cox, Malcolm Jenkins and Mychal Kendricks.
Think about it, we had this guy in charge of player personnel. He could have set back the Eagles organization for a decade with that trade. Thank God the foolish Titans turned it down.
It was offer on the level of the one that the Dallas Cowboys got from the Minnesota Vikings for Herschel Walker. That Walker trade ended allowed Dallas to add Emmitt Smith to Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin, which led to three Super Bowl titles.
Mike Ditka made the same type of deal to get Ricky Williams. That move didn’t work well for the Vikings or the Saints.