The Eagles have reportedly acquired wide receiver Marquise Goodwin from the San Francisco 49ers. Philadelphia sent the 190th pick (sixth round) for Goodwin and the 210th pick (sixth round).
Eagles and 49ers flipped 6th-round picks, with Philadelphia also getting WR Marquise Goodwin. https://t.co/jmzPbv8O1W— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 25, 2020
Philadelphia was rumored to be involved in discussions over Goodwin before the draft, but they waited until the third day of the draft to agree on a swap.
Source is telling me the Eagles are involved in the discussions for Marquise Goodwin. https://t.co/C9qvLA6xi6— Natalie Egenolf (@NatalieEgenolf) April 23, 2020
What the Eagles are getting
Goodwin will turn 30 during the 2020 season. This season will be his eighth year in the NFL, spending his first four in Buffalo and his last three with the Niners. He is known for his speed and ability to make catches deep downfield. For his career, Goodwin averages over 16.5 yards per catch.
The former Texas Longhorn has two years remaining on his contract. He has a salary of $3.95M in 2020 and $6.54M in 2021. However, only $625,000 of that is guaranteed, meaning there is only a small penalty if he is released.
Goodwin’s best season came back in 2017 with the Niners. He finished the season with 56 catches for 906 yards for an average of 17.2 yards per catch, but only two touchdowns.
The 2017 season was also the last and only time that Goodwin played 16 games. He played a combined 14 games the two seasons after that. Since 2017, Goodwin has suffered from hamstring and quad injuries. He also has been placed in the concussion protocol six times over 7 seasons.
This was almost a no-brainer trade. The Eagles swapped sixth round picks and took a gamble on a receiver who fits their needs. Goodwin is, so far, the third speedy receiver the Eagles have added during the draft, with the others being first round pick Jalen Reagor and fifth round pick John Hightower.
It’s clear the Eagles recognized their speed deficiency last year and sought out to rectify it in this year’s draft. With DeSean Jackson turning 33 and having only played in 3 games last year, the Eagles needed to add more speed to their wide receiver room. Goodwin is a minimum risk with possible high reward. Carson Wentz (or Jalen Hurts?!?) should have plenty of options to take deep shots down the field.
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