Each year during the NFL Draft there seem to be a few veterans traded.
While no vets swapped teams on the first two days, we had a massive trade happen on Saturday.
The Detroit Lions traded running back D’Andre Swift to the Philadelphia Eagles for draft picks.
Breaking: The Lions are trading D’Andre Swift to the Philadelphia Eagles, sources confirmed to @AdamSchefter.
The Lions receive a fourth-round pick in 2025 and a seventh round pick. pic.twitter.com/EDVXbBa85e
— ESPN (@espn) April 29, 2023
After the Lions selected running back Jahmyr Gibbs 12th overall, they needed to move a running back.
In the offseason, the Lions signed former Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery.
So it just seemed like Swift was the one man left out.
This is a move the Eagles usually make, they take good players from opposing teams on the cheap.
Also, adding Swift fits perfectly with what the Eagles have done during the draft, picking up Georgia players.
— Daily Grind Fantasy Sports (@DGFantasy) April 29, 2023
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— 2dime (@2Xdimes) April 29, 2023
Swift is entering the final year of his rookie contract, so he will probably only be with the Eagles for one year.
Yet, he might be in for a career year in the best-rushing offense in the league.
Eagles gave up peanuts to get their new RB1. Great deal. https://t.co/CpDqrnCd47
— George J. Khouri (@GJK_III) April 29, 2023
Swift has yet to reach his potential in the NFL due to injury issues.
He has not been the most reliable player, as he has yet to play a full season.
Some people think this move will ultimately not change much.
This trade changes nothing
— Gojo (@GojoSak) April 29, 2023
It will be interesting to see how much usage Swift gets in this offense.
The Eagles signed Rashaad Penny in free agency, and still have Kenneth Gainwell on the roster.
It seems likely they will trot out a three-headed monster.NEXT: Bill Belichick Makes His Thoughts Clear About Mac Jones Trade Rumors