EaglesPeteC Posted January 18, 2019 Share Posted January 18, 2019 I know we have a general discussion about the offseason but I wanted to take a more comprehensive look position by position on the roster, who is a free agent, free agents we could potentially sign and potential positions and players in the draft for each spot. I'll start with the offense: QB Under Contract for next year: Carson Wentz He'll be healthy for a full offseason which is huge. I think next year could be a massive season for Ginger Jesus. Pending Free Agents: Nick Foles (mutual option), Nate Sudfield (RFA) Nate Sudfield is an RFA, it is almost a sure thing that Eagles bring him back, probably under the Original Round Tender which would put his salary around $2.3 million next year Nick Foles as we all know is the interesting case here. So they Eagles can pick up his $20 million dollar option, but Foles can buy back his freedom for $2 million dollars and he becomes a free agent. Assuming the Eagles pick up the option and Nick buys back his freedom, do the Eagles try and tag and trade? If they pick up his option and Foles doesn't pay $2 million to have it voided, his salary becomes fully guaranteed on the 5th day of the league year. So if they pick up his option to trade him, it has got to happen fast. A tag and trade will also have to happen fast because of the cap ramifications. The bottom line the Eagles can't afford to hold on to him for long. It will be fascinating to see if they get something for him or just let him walk for a 2020 3rd Comp pick Cuts/Extensions/Restructures Candidates: Howie can start negotiating with Wentz. Will he this offseason? Or does he use the 5th year option and kick that can to next year? Free Agency: The Eagles have always said that they will prioritize the QB position. II think they like Nate as a backup but I have a hard time thinking they won't bring someone else in. really think the Eagles will bring in another QB and they might spend more than we think on one . There is not a lot to get excited about on the FA market that are realistic backup options for the Eagles. Tyrod Taylor, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Colt McCoy probably highlight the potential options for Philly. I can't imagine the Eagles pony up for Teddy Bridgewater. Another couple intriguing names to keep an eye on for backups, don't be shocked if Ryan Tannehill or Blake Bortles get cut that either one find themselves the backup in Philadelphia Draft: I can't imagine the Eagles spend any draft capital on a QB with Wentz and Sudfield in the fold. RB Under Contract: Josh Adams, Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood, Boston Scott The Eagles have a room a nice 3rd and 4th RB's who can play a role, but no names that really give you confidence as the lead back in a committee. Pending Free Agents: Darren Sproles and Jay Ajayi Would honestly be shocked if either are back. If Ajayi's market really sucks, I could see the Eagles bringing him back for cheap on a 1 year deal. Sproles will likely retire. Free Agency: The RB market in Free Agency is usually a buyers market. You can get a good player in free agency for relatively cheap. I think the Eagles dive in to Free Agency to get their lead back of the committee. There are lots of interesting names to look at Potential Cap Casualties/Extensions/Restructures: None Le'Veon Bell- IMO not going to happen, but we have to at least mention it Tevin Coleman- don't love the idea of bringing him in. We saw what he was as a lead back this year and it was not impressive. I think he'll cost too much money for the role he would play. TJ Yeldon- very intriguing name. He played well as the lead guy for Fournette at times. He is good in the pass game and could be a real option for the Eagles Spencer Ware- meh Rod Smith- has shown flashes as Zeke's backup. He might be worth a larger role here Frank Gore- greatest Eagle of all time returns? Latavious Murray- another really intriguing option. He has had real success in Oakland and Minnesota. Mark Ingram- my favorite option TBH. He would be a perfect fit as the lead dog in this backfield Mike Davis- another intriguing name Draft- I think the Eagles will sign a guy and draft a guy. I think they go into FA for the lead back and try and get a fast, pass catching playmaker in the draft. I don't think Round 1 is an option for RB's but starting round 2- game on. I'd love to hear some potential names WR Under Contract: Alshon Jeffrey, Nelson Agholor, Mack Hollins, Shelton Giibson Overall a pretty settled group. The Eagles will add some talent here no doubt, but I don't think this is a high priority position Pending Free Agents: Golden Tate, Jordan Matthews, Mike Wallace I don't think any of them are back. I think the plan was to pick up Golden, use him to try and make a run this year then recoup some draft capital back in the form of a comp pick.I could see the Eagles maybe bringing Jordan Matthews back late in Free Agency to be a depth player if they don't land one in the draft or if Shelton Gibson doesn't take strides forward. Potential Cap Casualties/Extensions/Restructures: I think the Eagles lock up Nelson long term and bring that $9 million dollar cap hit down. It makes too much sense not to. I'd keep my eye on Alshon as a restructure candidate as well. Free Agency: I expect the Eagles to go after a deep threat, #2 outside guy in free agency. Here are some options JJ Nelson- speed for days but not much else John Brown- he would be a great fit on the other side of Alshon and I don't think he'd cost too much. He was great with Flacco and did next to nothing after the Ravens put a RB at QB for the rest of the year Kevin White- all star IR player Breshad Perriman- he showed some flashes with Cleveland and has the Joe Douglas connection. Keep an eye on this Donte Moncrief- He showed big play ability though his career. Could be a good option. Chris Conley- all potential; no production but the Eagles could take a shot. Tyrell Williams- like the idea but I am on the fence on whether he is actually good or not Jermaine Kearse- could be a nice fit Cordarrelle Patterson- could be intriguing. The Patriots have used him inventively and he has had success. I can see Dougy wanting to add a player like him Phillip Dorsett- He was supposed to be good. And has been good on occasion. Probably not worth it Jamison Crowder- more of a slot guy but a good WR Desean Jackson- Bruce Arians arrival has made his release a little murkey, but if he gets cut, the boy can still fly. Draft- This is a pretty deep WR class. I expect a day 3 add to the WR corps. Would love to hear some names people think could fit. TE Under Contract: Zach Ertz, Philly Goedart, Josh Perkins The best TE room in the NFL?? Pending Free Agents: Richard Rodgers They might feel like bringing him back, but does anyone care? Potential Cap Casualties/Extensions/Restructures: N/A Free Agency: A third TE could be brought in but I certainly don't care enough to go through the names Draft- Probably one isn't drafted OT Under Contract: Jason Peters, Lane Johnson, Big V, Jordan Mailata So many question marks here. Will Jason Peters retire? Does he have enough left for another year if he wants to come back? Does Big V suck or is he a decent LT? What can Jordan Mailata become? Pending Free Agents: None Potential Cap Casualties/Extensions/Restructures: If Peters doesn't retire, does he take a pay cut or do they just flat out cut him? This is an interesting story-line. Free Agency: Tackles are hard to come by in Free Agency but here are a few names Daryl Williams- this is an option that has an outside chance of keeping an eye on. Williams was an All Pro in 2017 and then put on IR in training camp. Do the Eagles shell out cash for him and flip Lane to LT? It is worth discussing. Donovan Smith- If the Eagles wanted to go the FA route, he is another decent option. He'll probably cost too much for what he is though. Trent Brown, LaAdrian Waddle, Cameron Fleming, Ja'Wuan James are all potential Big V insurance Draft- From everything I hear, this isn't a great T class. Do the Eagles try and grab their future LT in Round 1 or 2 or do they draft another potential one to develop in the later rounds? They could spend 2019 seeing what they really have in Big V and Jordan Mailata before Big V hits free agency next year. OG/OC Under Contract: Jason Kelce, Issac Seumalo, Brandon Brooks, Stefan Weisnewski, Matt Pryor Jason Kelce isn't retiring. Stop it, but Brandon Brooks' injury in the playoff loss to the Saints muddies the waters a bit going into the offseason Pending Free Agents: Chance Warmack No Chance he'll be back Potential Cap Casualties/Extensions/Restructures: Wiz would have been on this list if Brooks didn't get hurt, but at this point they have to keep him. Great job by Howie getting him back last year for 2 years otherwise this situation could get messier Free Agency: Don't see them being active much here. Only scenario I see is if they cut or trade Wiz and try and get a cheaper option, but I don't see the Eagles playing with their O-line like that. There are some potential names to look at but, not enough for me to really want to get into them Draft- I can see them grabbing more depth in the middle rounds. Would love to hear some names that people like. There you have it. Discuss my points away. I'll do a similar write up for the defense soon. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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