I first saw a post about this at The Phinsider and wanted to pass it along to everybody.
Apparently, Donte Stallworth appeared on The Best Damn Sports Show last night and was asked about his preferences in free agency. While the Eagles are his first choice, when pressed about other options he said, "San Francisco, young and upcoming team, has a good young quarterback [Alex Smith], and Norv Turner is still the offensive coordinator there, that helps...".
He also mentioned Miami and New England, but I definitely would be intrigued by adding a guy like Donte Stallworth. He definitely represents a potential deep threat for the team. He didn't catch a lot of balls last year, but when he did he usually made them count for big yards. While he did step up big in the Eagles playoff loss to New Orleans, he struggled down the stretch of the regular season. In the last 4 games of the season he had a combined 7 catches for 87 yards and 1 TD. It makes me wonder if he's too streaky to spend the money it might take.
The way I look at it, there are four options:
- Draft Jarrett or Ginn.
- Draft receivers later in the draft trying to find a diamond in the rough.
- Sign Stallworth, maybe take a project receiver late.
- Sign Stallworth, AND draft Jarrett or Ginn with the 11th pick.
[EDITOR'S NOTE] - John Clayton has a new article up, in which he addresses some of the expected trends this off season in relation to the salary cap. #6 on the list: