NFL Trade Deadline 2019: 5 Trades that should’ve been made

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Despite how disappointing the Philadelphia Eagles have been in relation to their expectations entering the 2019 NFL season, they are still very much in the mix to win the NFC East. Though they lost their head-to-head matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, they are currently sitting at 4-4 while the Cowboys are only at 4-3. Thus, they can very easily catch their division rivals to earn a playoff spot.

For that to happen, though, you would figure that the usually-aggressive Howie Roseman and the Eagles would try to address their greatest weakness: the secondary. And all reports seem to indicate they were putting out feelers in that regard, being connected to both Lions cornerback Darius Slay and Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr.

In my opinion, trading for the latter would be the better option for the Eagles — but a deal for either would be acceptable in terms of trades that should’ve happened at the deadline. Though it was probably not a cheap price tag on either player, the Eagles should have ponied up some valuable draft capital to get a guy like Harris. This is a roster with the talent overall to compete for a Super Bowl but their pass defense is holding them back in a bad way. You have to make a move to fix that.

Meanwhile, it feels as if the Denver Broncos are a team that could’ve been talked down to reasonable compensation for Harris, or at least they should have been. This team is going nowhere fast and needs as much quality draft capital as they can get. Trading a valuable asset like Harris for good returns would’ve been in the best long-term interest of the franchise.