How ‘Barbary Slave’ Trade Deadline Will Be Played Out in the NFL
“It is the final push.
If they don’t win it will be over.
I don’t think you’re going to see a lot of it.
They’ve got a big game tonight.
They’re going in to the final stretch and they’re playing for the national championship.”
“There’s a lot riding on that game.”
The final push is coming from the NFC East.
The Giants are riding a two-game winning streak, the Patriots are at the halfway point of their home winning streak and the Eagles are chasing their first win of the season.
They’re all in the hunt for the NFC’s best record and a spot in the postseason, but the NFC is a tough sell to most people.
The Philadelphia Eagles are in a tough spot after losing their starting quarterback and their top receiver.
Eagles QB Carson Wentz is on the field for the first time since undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on December 6.
He was expected to miss up to six weeks, but Eagles coach Chip Kelly said the quarterback has been cleared to go this week.
The Eagles are hoping for a similar outcome for QB Sam Bradford, who was sidelined for much of the year after undergoing a hip surgery in the offseason.
They hope to get a good game out of Bradford and could make the playoffs, although it will not be easy for them.
The Washington Redskins have a lot to play for.
The Redskins were one of the NFC West’s best teams this season, but they are now down to a 3-8 record after a 4-12 start to the season and a 6-12 record since the start of the 2018 season.
Worried about the Redskins’ season, many fans are demanding a trade.
Washington was the No. 3 seed in the NFC heading into the season, and they have been a top seed for a couple of seasons now.
The Redskins had a big season with their top three draft picks in 2019 and 2020.
However, they were not able to win the NFC North this season.
“If they’re going through a rough time, it’s a tough situation to be in,” Eagles quarterback Carson Wentzel said.
“But we’ll see what happens.”
The Eagles’ quarterback situation is also a major factor.
In 2017, the Eagles lost QB Josh McCown for the year with a torn ACL.
He was also released.
They are hoping to get another young QB in the next draft.
“It’s going to be very interesting,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said.
“It will be tough to get one of those guys back, and that’s the biggest thing.
It’s not just one guy.
You need two or three guys back.”
Eliot Shorr-Parks has covered the Eagles for the Inquirer since 2005.
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