Desperate to replenish their offensive line in the wake of the season-ending knee injury to LT George Fant Friday, the Seahawks Monday sent a 2018 fifth-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles to acquire 27-year-old Matt Tobin, who has mainly played guard during his five-year NFL career. Seattle will also receive a 2018 seventh-round pick.
Tobin, who signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent during the 2013 off-season, has made 21 career starts and played in 42 games, all for the Eagles. He played in a career-high 16 games in 2015 with 13 starts but played in only 12 with one start last season.
According to Pro Football Focus, Tobin played 101 snaps in 2016 and graded out as below average in both run and pass protection.
Tobin suffered a knee injury late last season that put him on injured reserve.
A 6-foot-6, 303-pounder, Tobin played tackle during his collegiate career at the University of Iowa, spending time on the left and right sides of the line. He made honorable mention All-Big 10 following his senior season in 2012.
Tobin played 22 snaps in Philadelphia’s preseason game against Buffalo last week after starting the game at right tackle. He was listed as Philadelphia’s No. 3 tackle on the club’s depth chart last week.
Tobin is slated to receive a base salary of $850,000 in 2017 and will become an unrestricted free agent after the campaign.