Last night, prior to heading to bed after a long day of watching 31 NFL teams be linked at least one free agent, I reached out - on Twitter - to a single player I thought might help the St. Louis Rams in 2015.
Approximately 14 hours later, my prayers were answered. Well, sort of. The Allbright Tweet brought about a glimmer of hope for Rams’ fans eager for the team to land a new quarterback. It brought about...well, something to talk about for everyone else.
I just so happen to work with a few Philadelphia Eagles fans, and when I mentioned to them the latest buzz, their immediate response was "would you guys give us Tavon Austin?" Huh? It was at that time it became evident that NFL fans have yet to forget the Colts game from 2013.
I thought I’d see if my co-worker’s sentiments were matched by those on Twitter. And to no surprise....
Nick Foles for Tavon Austin @Eagles— Ryan Jamal Henry (@BRO_HEN314) March 9, 2015
I wonder if the Rams would be willing to trade Tavon Austin for Nick Foles? #Eagles— Anthony DiBona (@Anthony_DiBona) March 9, 2015
If Foles goes to the Rams I want either Tavon or Tre Mason in Philly— Myles IV. (@M_Pressive34) March 9, 2015
Only way I trade foles to the Rams is if we swap first round picks and we get Tavon Austin. Wouldn't consider any other trade.— Pat Monahan (@monaMonah5) March 9, 2015
So it’s out there. And I thought I’d ask Rams’ Twitter what they thought...
A quick Twitter search for "Foles Tavon" shows Eagles fans are interested in a straight up trade. Would you do that?— Brandon Bate (@NoPlanB_) March 9, 2015
A good amount of fans - the ones not thrilled with watching it’s smallest wide receiver run between Davin Joseph and Joe Barksdale - appeared ready to move on...
@NoPlanB_ Yes... if, and only if, you can GUARANTEE that Amari Cooper and the St. Louis Rams will meet up at No.10 in the 2015 NFL Draft!— Nathan Kearns (@nkearns12) March 9, 2015
@NoPlanB_ In a f$@$ heartbeat— Sean (@stlouisrams0503) March 9, 2015
@NoPlanB_ All jokes aside, I would take that trade in a heartbeat. I still would want to focus on OL instead of drafting another early WR.— John (@The_Tiki_Garden) March 9, 2015
And then there’s these guys...
The question, Turf Show Times’ faithful, is would you trade Tavon Austin straight up for Nick Foles? There, of course, are potential alternatives like adding/swapping draft picks, but for the sake of continuity, would you make this move if it were strictly two players changing teams?