The Philadelphia Eagles traded Allen Barbre to the Denver Broncos for a conditional 2019 draft pick. Initially, the Eagles announced that they had simply cut the veteran offensive guard/tackle. However, several hours later the team corrected itself and instead announced that Barbre was traded. As ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports, the pick in question is a seventh rounder.
Eagles traded OL Alan Barbre to broncos for conditional 2019 7th-round pick, per source.
Philadelphia Eagles Trades Allen Barbre to Denver Broncos for Conditional 2019 Pick
Allen Barbre’s Career
Until Barbre joined the Eagles in 2013, he was largely a career backup. Barbre’s versatility would soon be showcased though as injury-after-injury led him to stand in for numerous positions along the offensive line. Barbre never earned any sort of Pro Bowl nod, but he was generally regarded as a slightly-above-average starter for Philadelphia.
What this Means for the Eagles’ Offensive Line
Allen Barbre had been projected to be the Eagles starting left guard for the 2017 season. However, if the Eagles were willing to trade him then it’s clear that they either have confidence in second-year player Isaac Seumalo or former Tennessee first-round pick Chance Warmack. There’s also Stefen Wisniewski who recently signed a contractextension.
For now, Seumalo seems to have the starting job. Last year, Seumalo performed adequately considering the circumstances. In six games, he allowed two sacks and 12 total quarterback pressures according to Pro Football Focus.
However, don’t sleep on Warmack stealing the job out from under Seumalo. While Warmack was generally considered a bust in Tennessee, he had to transition to the right guard position. In Philadelphia, Warmack will have the opportunity to return to his natural position with the added bonus of playing under a former coach from Alabama.