I would much rather keep Wentz and have him be the answer at QB, which I still think he could be, but for a 1st round pick, even a later one, frankly is a good deal. This team has very big holes and getting a pick around #20 should fill a big problem (LB, Safety, CB, WR). This could help speed up what is going to possibly be a big rebuild.
Hurts could be Russell Wilson lite, maybe. We need to surround him with the players that could make that possible, especially at WR. At the moment we have very little to work with, Reagor is something, but he is only ok. The rest are either journeymen (Ward, Fulgham) or too old (DJax, Jeffrey) or useless (JJAW).
Same with Ertz, I’d we could get say a 3rd round pick for him, that would really help.
I also think that (unfortunately) Lane Johnson should be on the block. I hate to lose him, but I would rather have Dillard and Maliata and a high pick.
Cox, also, would be a very good trade. Once again, hate to lose him, but if we could get a 1st round pick for him, which may be possible (or maybe 2nd), if is hard to overlook.
All of this would create a salary cap in 2021 that is laughably bad, but would clear the way for the future.
Obviously all these trades are too much to hope for, but maybe 2-3 of them?
Unfortunately, I have no trust at all in Howie’s ability to use these picks. I hope that Lurie realizes that he was on the right path of bringing in drafting help and re-implements it.