Kevin Byard Traded To Eagles For Multiple Draft Picks

Less than 24 hours after beating the Dolphins 31-17 on Sunday Night Football to improve to 6-1, the Eagles are making a big addition to their team. Philadelphia is reportedly acquiring All-Pro safety Kevin Byard from the Tennessee Titans in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick, sixth-round draft pick, and safety Terrell Edmunds.

Byard is a two-time All-Pro and two-time Pro Bowler, so the addition to Philadelphia’s already good defense is an important one. Since getting drafted into the NFL in 2016, Kevin Byard’s 27 interceptions are second in the NFL only to Miami cornerback Xavien Howard (28). The Eagles are loading up for another deep playoff run, and this move brings them that much closer to making that happen again.

As for Tennessee, this move likely signals the beginning of a rebuild. Ryan Tannehill is not the long-term answer at quarterback. Malik Willis hasn’t looked to be that either and Will Levis has struggled to even beat out Willis for the backup job. Derrick Henry is getting older and has a lot of miles on him. With the Titans struggles this season, a reset seems to be the most logical route to take.

Byard has one more year on his contract. He makes $2.4 million this season and is on the books for $9.6 million next year. The Eagles do have a potential out after this offseason as they could cut him without any dead cap penalty.

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