The Eagles have most certainly gone all in this season. Making addition after addition in the off season and during the season. Addressing issues within the roster after they became a concern.
However with All-In seasons can come with some hefty paydays. Regardless with how the Eagles might finish this impressive season, let’s take a dive at the list of 21(!) Free Agents the Eagles will have to decide on this Spring.

2023 Free Agents:
– Fletcher Cox (32)
– Robert Quinn (32)
– Brandon Graham (34)
– Javon Hargrave (29)
– Jason Kelce (35)
– James Bradberry (29)
– Isaac Seumalo (29)
– Andre Dillard (27)
– Kyzir White (26)
– T.J. Edwards (26)
– Ndamukong Suh (35)
– Linval Joseph (34)
– Boston Scott (27)
– Zach Pascal (27)
– Miles Sanders (25)
– Rick Lovato (30)
– Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (24)
– Iosua Opeta (26)
– Tyree Jackson (25)
– Gardner Minshew (26)
– Marcus Epps (26)

Depth Additions

  • Ndamukong Suh
  • Linval Joseph
  • Robert Quinn

These names on the  list were added mid-season to solidify depth. While Quinn was acquired via trade as a rotational edge. Suh & Joseph were acquired to help bolster the run defence. After Jordan Davis injury, depth pieces were required along the defensive line if the Eagles didn’t want to give up 200 rushing yards to the likes of Derrick Henry, Jonathan Taylor or Aaron Jones.

It’s unlikely the Eagles will bring back any of these older Free Agents. With Jalen Carter or Will Anderson potentially getting drafted by Philadelphia if the Saints draft pick ends up being high enough. The Eagles might not need to re-sign all the Defensive Line depth they’ve acquired this season.

 

Crowding Linebackers

  • T.J. Edwards
  • Kyzir White

The Eagles finally addressed the Linebacker position, after years of Nate Gerry and Alex Singleton. T.J Edwards and Kyzir White could be looking for some bigger paydays. While the Eagles drafted Nakobe Dean in the 3rd round of this years draft. Could the rookie look to make a bigger impression on the field next season? Allowing the team to move on from one of White or Edwards.

While depth isn’t always a bad thing (much like the defensive line) choosing between two players that have been a huge bright spot on the defence is always a difficult choice. The Eagles didn’t 

 

Returning Starters

  • Chauncey Gardner-Johnson
  • Miles Sanders
  • Javon Hargrave
  • Fletcher Cox
  • Marcus Epps
  • Brandon Graham
  • James Bradberry
  • Isaac Seumalo
  • Jason Kelce

These will be some important names the Eagles have to make big decisions on this year. While some on this list like James Bradberry could go searching for a payday on a different team, the Eagles could look to try and re-sign the Pro-Bowl Cornerback. However both starting Safeties are also up for paydays this year, and while Chauncey Gardner-Johnson may have missed a few games, his presence in the secondary has been missed. 

The Eagles will also have to make some decisions along the Defensive Line. It might not be financially viable to bring back all 3 of Hargrave, Cox and Graham despite 2 of the 3 having career seasons. They’ve drafted Jordan Davis already, and with the Saints pick looking to be top 10. The sky is the limit for what position the Eagles could take in this years draft.

 

Backups & Low-Cost Vets

  • Andre Dillard
  • Boston Scott
  • Zach Pascal
  • Rick Lovato
  • Iosua Opeta
  • Tyree Jackson
  • Gardner Minshew

Every team is going to have this list. Backups, one year signings, and expiring rookie contracts that are finally up. While these players may not cost a lot, there is still a blow to positions like the Eagles OL or RB room with the loss of Dillard, Opeta or Scott. 

Gardner Minshew could see himself playing for a bigger contract if he wants to prove to be a starter, he should be getting a 2nd chance to start this season against the Saints this weekend. 

There’s always players that are able to fill these roles next year. It’s just a matter of how much cap space the Eagles will have for them.

 

 

Out of the list above, which players would you re-sign to be a part of the 2023 Eagles campaign? 

Go Birds!

 

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