When C.J. Gardner-Johnson dove for his second interception of the sport this previous Sunday, he closed the door on a possible Cowboys comeback.
Philadelphia’s 26-17 win wasn’t simply over the Dallas Cowboys. It was salt within the wound for New Orleans after two offseason trades between the franchises have the Eagles arrange for sustained success and the Saints few paths to enhance.
On April 4, Philadelphia acquired the No. 18 decide within the 2022 draft from New Orleans, in addition to their 2023 first-round decide. The Eagles — house owners of three 2022 first-round picks — despatched Nos. 16 and 19 to New Orleans.
The Eagles saved their beforehand acquired No. 15 decide from Miami, leaving them with that decide and No. 18.
The Eagles then used the No. 15 decide as the important thing asset in a package deal of draft picks to maneuver up two spots to pick defensive sort out Jordan Davis. Per Professional Soccer Focus, Davis grades because the Fifteenth-best inside lineman out of 121.
As for the No.18 decide, they used that as the principle piece in a commerce that introduced vast receiver A.J. Brown to Philadelphia. He has 33 receptions for 503 yards and two touchdowns this season.
New Orleans (2-4) has struggled out of the gate and has questions swirling about its Q, Jameis Winston.
Per ESPN, their 2023 draft decide tasks at No. 8 and has a 60.9 % probability of being a top-10 decide. For a workforce that won’t have a franchise QB on its roster, not having that projected top-10 decide is a crushing blow. The truth that it is going to a convention rival that stands at 6-0 provides insult to damage.
The place does Gardner-Johnson slot in all of this? On Aug. 30, the Saints traded the fiery defensive again to the Eagles. Per Ian Rapoport, New Orleans wasn’t going to put money into him long-term, so buying and selling Gardner-Johnson was their greatest guess at getting a useful asset in return.
The Eagles aren’t feeling sorry for the workforce it is wanting like they fleeced within the offseason. After their Sunday evening win, Gardner-Johnson was requested whether or not he felt the Eagles made an announcement.
In his response, he left a message that ought to strike worry within the league’s 31 different franchises, however largely the Saints.
“That is the place you place your foot on their neck.”