Should Ron Jaworski Ever Have Become A Philadelphia Eagle?

Ron Jaworski is one of the more popular Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks that the team has ever had. He was a vital part of the late 1970s and early 1980s Eagles teams that would eventually reach Super Bowl XV, only to lose to the Oakland Raiders. Jaworski had originally been drafted by the Los Angeles Rams and in fact had spent the first four years of his career playing with the California team. Before the start of the 1977 season, the Eagles sent veteran tight end Charlie Young to the Rams in exchange for Jaworski.

The interesting thing about this trade is that it technically violated NFL rules. Both Young and Jaworski had fulfilled their contracts and were not bound to any team. Neither the Rams nor the Eagles had the right to trade a player that was no longer under contract to them. The trade was allowed to go through anyway, and the rest is history.

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