The Eagles Free Agency Frenzy Is Among Us
It’s been a little over a month since the Philadelphia Eagles conquered Super Bowl LII. While the joy is still there it’s time to get back to business. The Eagles free agency along with the rest of the NFL officially begins on March 14th at 4 pm. Between now and then the Eagles will need to get under the cap to make moves.
On March 12th starting at noon teams can legally start discussing contracts with players. Currently, the Eagles have 14 free agents set to hit the market. This could potentially be one of the most exciting Eagles free agency classes in recent franchise history.
Let The Madness Begin
Despite the Eagles being over the cap, the team has still been very active so far. Last week the team made a couple of splash moves. The first move was trading for defensive end Michael Bennett and then following up by trading wide receiver Torrey Smith to Carolina for defensive back Daryl Worley.
As of right now, the team is near 9.5 million dollars over the cap. Within the next two days, some names to keep an eye on are Nick Foles, Brandon Graham, Vinny Curry and Ronald Darby.
The Eagles are reportedly seeking more than a second-round pick for Foles. Foles along with Graham should have a decent market available. Despite making arguably the biggest play in the Super Bowl at age 30, Graham is entering the final year of a four-year 26 million dollar contract he signed back in 2015.
The San Francisco 49ers have been the rumored favorites to land Graham. The 49ers just acquired Pro Bowl cornerback Richard Sherman from Seattle and still have around plenty of cap space left. They could certainly take on Graham’s contract and offer him a big payday.
Since the departure of Chip Kelly, Howie Roseman has been one of the most aggressive general managers in the league. Expect him to continue that in the next week. The Eagles are currently working to re-sign free agent Patrick Robinson.
If Robinson resigns, the Eagles would have six cornerbacks on the roster most likely meaning somebody would have to be traded. Darby is seen as the odd man out and is entering the final year of his rookie contract. Jalen Mills has two years remaining on his deal.
With Vinny Curry set to make nine million dollars this offseason, his time in Philadelphia seems to be coming to an end. The Eagles have already made him available for a trade so it will be interesting to see if Howie can somehow pull off a deal.
Prepare For A Big Impact
It will be fascinating to see how the Eagles can manage this cap situation. While it will be tough to watch these players go, they will always be remembered as part of the team that brought the city of Philadelphia their first Super Bowl ever. Sit back and enjoy the Eagles free agency frenzy.
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