The Seattle Seahawks lost their starting left tackle for the season last week, and were in need of an experienced tackle. And so the Eagles dealt them a tackle with starting experience.
The Birds sent backup tackle Matt Tobin to Seattle for a fifth-round pick in 2018. The Eagles will also send Seattle their 2018 seventh-rounder.
To get any kind of compensation at all for Matt Tobin is an accomplishment, let alone a fifth-round pick. Howie actually managed to get more for Tobin than he did for Allen Barbre, who he dealt to Denver several weeks ago.
Tobin was a spare-part offensive lineman that was strictly a backup and nothing more. He had been given numerous opportunities to seize a starting role, and underwhelmed at every turn.