Trade Rumor: Patrick Willis To Eagles For Asante Samuel


It goes without saying that the signings of Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will do wonders for the Eagles secondary and defensive unit as a whole. But the Eagles aren’t done with making their moves to assemble an official “dream team” roster according to sources.

via Rich Smith’s twitter feed:

NFL TRADE UPDATE- Source close to situation Reporting that Eagles and 49ers are in negotiations on a trade Asante Samuel for Patrick Willis.

Asante Samuel Patrick Willis were the names that 2 contacts mentioned, also said picks would be involved if it happened, far fetched agreed

Now — I’m working on a post that basically questions whether or not Asomugha is truly that valuable an asset – and my initial research goes to show that Asante Samuel forces the worst QB rating throwing into his coverage than any other corner in the game. Samuel may in fact be more valuable than Asomugha and Cromartie combined when it comes to making plays on the ball and getting inside the head of the opposing QB. But that said, Patrick Willis is a beast and the Eagles need an upgrade at LB if they’re going to go all the way this year, which is obviously what they have in mind by making all these moves this offseason. If the rumor is true, I’m not sure who would get the better end of the deal as they are both top talents in their respective postions. Let’s wait and see what happens, and exactly how hard the Eagles are going to make it on the Giants to get a win against their rival this season.

  • JosephDanielFrake

    This would be the best football decision. We all know how good Patrick Willis is. But how does that show? Asante took a chance to come to Philadelphia and has done nothing wrong but miss a few games. He doesn’t deserve to just be shipped off when we have a legitimate opportunity to go all the way this year. I do think Patrick Willis will be incredible and the more I think about it the more it excites me, but I mean come on, why? Why not trade a few picks for a veteran linebacker to season these young guys. I wouldn’t want to give up a play maker like Asante. Nnamdi isn’t a playmaker, he cuts the field down to 50% and puts his other teammates in position to make plays. I am not confident in DRC being put in those positions yet. But Patrick Willis is a very good option, I would rather go with Lofa Tatupu or Rocky McIntosh.

  • LaidBackDel29

    @dulatastic @udontcompare @obeygilbert @carlitos_wayyyy Damn that’s crazy!!!

  • JamesGrayson

    My god, would the Eagles just go away? Lol, they’re shaping up to be one hell of a team… I hope the 49ers don’t do this though…

  • NickTravs

    @FaithFulS3rvant if this happens im seriously going to be hype as hell. Eagle already are sick but if they got Willis..WOW long shot though

  • FaithFulS3rvant

    @NickTravs yea lol it would be an amazing trade if it went down…but I doubt it really happens

  • gmenhq

    San Francisco should just take the year off and get Philly season tickets for their entire squad if it happens.

  • mikeyp222

    first of all this would NEVER happen. Patrick Willis is younger, more valuable and way more of an impact player than Samuel. The 49ers would never do this trade and the Eagles would have to be stupid not to do this in a heartbeat. Who ever started this rumor is an idiot

  • chris141421

    ha for real..sf would be straight up crazy to even consider letting go the Best MLB in the League…100% RUMOR

  • chris141421

    wow for real??? sf would be straight up crazy to even consider letting go the Best MLB in the League patrickwillis52 … i say 100% RUMOR of Asante Samuel P-Willis trade