Sunday morning started with a bombshell report from ESPN insider Adam Schefter that multiple teams were interesting in making a trade with retired Lions WR Calvin Johnson before the NFL trade deadline come Tuesday.
Lions approached about trading Calvin Johnson’s rights, sources tell ESPN. More on Sunday NFL Countdown…. https://t.co/xw6QICRw5v
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 29, 2017
We now know who one of those teams are, the team with the best record in the league, the Philadelphia Eagles.
— Steven Albritton (@StevenAlbritton) October 29, 2017
To heat up rumors even further, Johnson was spotted on a plane to Philadelphia Sunday.
Detroit still owns the rights for Megatron, which they can trade to a Super Bowl contender that Johnson would be motivated to come back and play for, while the Lions would receive assets in return.
Johnson would be a perfect fit with the pass happy Eagles, adding another weapon to MVP favorite Carson Wentz and the Philly offense.