The Eagles traded wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a third-round pick to the Bills for cornerback Ronald Darby on Friday in a move that addressed a need in the secondary and took one of quarterback Carson Wentz‘s closest friends on the team off the roster.
Wentz and four other Eagles took Matthews to dinner on Friday before he got on a flight to meet his new team in Buffalo, which tight end Zach Ertz, who was also there, called an “emotional” event. Wentz said Saturday that it won’t be easy to replace Matthews in the locker room while adding that he trusted the team’s football decisions.
“It’s tough,” Wentz said, via Philly.com. “It’s one of those things where there’s the personal side to things and the football side to things. The football side of things, you just got to trust what they’re doing upstairs. Ultimately, they’re the ones that make those decisions. And what they think is best for the team, I’m going to be in support of 100 percent. They haven’t let me down or haven’t let this team down yet.”
Coach Doug Pederson was asked if he was concerned about how the trade would be received in the locker room.
Source: Pro Football Talk