The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham in exchange for 2012 fifth-round pick Dennis Kelly. After the trade was completed on Tuesday, reports came out that the Eagles organization called the trade a fluke, stating that they thought they were trading for Odell Beckham Jr. NFL Insider reported that Eagles coach Doug Pederson truly thought he was trading for superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr and did not realize the mistake he made until after the trade was completed.
When asked about the mishap, Pederson said, “I just heard the word Beckham and got really excited.” “All this time I thought I was trading with the Giants and not once did I realize that it was the Titans.” Pederson went on to say that he was close to trading the whole starting offense because he believed he would be getting the Giants wide receiver. Pederson told reporters that he tried to convince Green-Beckham to change his name to Odell Beckham Jr to cover up his mistake, but the wide receiver wouldn’t comply.
Titans head coach Mike Mularkey made it clear to the Eagles that once the trade was final, there was no going back. “Once we finalized the trade, I told Pederson that there would be no trade backs” Mularkey said. “Just like when you call no tag backs in a game of tag, the same logic applies here.” According to NFL Rules and Regulations, no trade backs is an acceptable term to use when trading players and the league will uphold the trade. The Cleveland Browns have since called no trade backs on the Colts from the Trent Richardson trade in 2013.
It seems that Pederson is keeping the idiocy of Chip Kelly alive and well in Philadelphia.