Philadelphia Eagles Offseason Blueprint

Updated: Aug 2, 2019


Photo Courtesy of Pat Pryor

Written By: Rusty Miller


The Eagles started the season off very poorly at 4-5 with Carson Wentz, Alshon Jeffery, and others still on the mend during the first month of the season. They were thought to be left for dead after getting annihilated by the New Orleans Saints 48-7 in Week 11 before rattling off five wins in their last six games. They then overcame the Chicago Bears’ number one scoring defense (with a little help from the goalpost) and Nick Foles’ magic won on Wild Card weekend. The next week, they started out hot by leading the Saints 14-0 in New Orleans after the first quarter, but could not get anything going the rest of the way. After a fake punt inside their own 35-yard line and two Foles interceptions (including the game-sealing one that deflected off of Jeffery’s hands), the Eagles suffered their first postseason loss since 2013.


Available Salary Cap Space- (-$12,170,726)


Free Agents


Unrestricted Free Agents

Brandon Graham- DE

Golden Tate- WR

Haloti Ngata- DT

Chance Warmack- OG

Chris Maragos- S

Mike Wallace- WR

Corey Graham- S

Darren Sproles- RB

Ronald Darby- CB

Paul Worrilow- LB

LaRoy Reynolds- LB

Richard Rodgers- TE

Jordan Matthews- WR

Jordan Hicks- LB

Jay Ajayi- RB

DJ Alexander- LB

Rick Lovato- LS


Restricted Free Agents

Nate Sudfeld- QB

ERFA

Jake Elliott- K


Voidable Unrestricted Free Agents

Nick Foles- QB

Chris Long- DE

Jason Peters- OT


Potential Cap Casualties (Bold = Dead Money, Italics = Cap Gain)

Nick Foles- QB ($1.8 mil) ($18.8 mil)

2019 team option ($20 mil) with $2 million buyout available

Jason Peters- OT ($2.67 mil) ($8 mil)

$250k workout bonus

Chris Long- DE ($300k) ($5.3 mil)

$2 million roster bonus on 5th day of 2019 league year

Rodney McLeod- S ($4.813 mil) ($5.094 mil)

Tim Jernigan- DT ($6 mil) ($7 mil)


*All figures for cap purposes are taken as pre-June 1st, unless otherwise stated. All cap figures courtesy of Overthecap.com, unless otherwise stated*


Team Needs

Running Back

Interior O-line

Defensive Tackle

Wide Receiver

Defensive End

Offensive Tackle

Backup Quarterback


Draft pick Allotment

1st Round #25

2nd Round #21 (from BAL)

2nd Round #25

4th Round #25

4th Round Compensatory (Trey Burton)

5th Round #25

6th Round #24

6th Round Compensatory (Beau Allen)

6th Round Compensatory (Patrick Robinson)

7th Round #25 Traded to NE


*Compensatory Pick Projection courtesy of Nick Korte of Overthecap.com


Mock Offseason


Players Re-signed

Brandon Graham- DE

Jordan Hicks- LB

Jake Elliott- K

Rick Lovato- LS

Jordan Matthews- WR

LaRoy Reynolds- LB

Nate Sudfeld- QB

Golden Tate- WR


Cap Casualties

Tim Jernigan- DT

Chris Long- DE

Jason Kelce- C


Trade

Jaguars get: Nick Foles- QB

Eagles get: 2019 3rd round pick, Carlos Hyde- RB


Free Agent Targets


Geronimo Allison- WR (Packers)

With the cap strapped, Allison allows the Eagles to sign a low-cost, young player who has experience playing with Aaron Rodgers. Philly only has four wideouts under contract for 2019.


Steven Means- DE (Falcons)

Means would be coming back to Philadelphia as the team is in need of d-line depth with Chris Long potentially not coming back. Means was pretty good as a situational pass rusher in his first stint with the Eagles.


B.J. Finney- C (Steelers)

A restricted free agent for the Steelers, Finney could fill a major need at interior o-line depth for Philadelphia. He can play all three positions and played mostly center in Pittsburgh.


Mock Draft

1st Round: Amani Oruwariye, CB (Penn State)

2nd Round (from BAL): Gerald Willis III, DT (Miami (FL))

2nd Round: Elgton Jenkins, C (Mississippi State)

3rd Round (from JAX): Benny Snell Jr., RB (Kentucky)

4th Round: Andy Isabella, WR (UMass)

4th Round (Comp): Chase Winovich, DE (Michigan)

5th Round: Christian Miller, DE (Alabama)

6th Round: Jarrett Stidham, QB (Auburn)

6th Round (Comp): Ross Pierschbacher, OG (Alabama)

6th Round (Comp): Paul Adams, OT (Missouri)



Keep a lookout for more offseason blueprints as we get closer to the start of the new league year!

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