In exchange, the Bills acquired Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews, Rams cornerback E.J. As a result, it's clear to see that Matthews will be expected to assume No. 1 receiver duties upon his arrival.
A year ago, Jordan Matthews was the unquestioned leader of a young and inexperienced receiver group, charged with not just carrying the load but also helping the rookie franchise quarterback acclimate to the NFL. Matthews and Wentz were close friends and it was Matthews who caught Wentz's first career touchdown pass in last season's opener.
Matthews became expendable in Philadelphia after they signed both Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith in free agency.
Darby, 23, was a second-round pick of Buffalo in 2015 out of Florida State and represents an immediate upgrade for an Eagles CB depth chart. With that number nearly certainly rising in 2017, you can expect a bump in pass attempts, which wasn't hard to do to begin with, seeing as the Bills have ranked in the bottom-two for pass attempts in each of the last two years. Over his career, he's had 225 catches for 2,673 yards and 19 touchdowns. Darby has started all 29 games of his National Football League career.
"You worry about everything when you trade a professional like Jordan Matthews", said Roseman.
He joins a secondary that lacks top-notch cornerbacks. And keep in mind that would be a 30-50 pass increase over last season. Nelson Agholor, the Eagles' first-round draft pick in 2015, has been a standout during training camp after two disappointing seasons.
The trade has a deep impact on two positions that were most in need of a revamp after last season. When Darby's name came up from the Bills, it piqued the Eagles' interest. But it hurts when people you care about leave. "This isn't one where you're celebrating and doing a dance, because you're giving up a good player and a good pick, but in this league you're not going to be able to get anything unless you give something. But we have to do what's best in moving forward".