Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com has released his list of the top 50 free agents scheduled to hit the open market next month. As you might imagine, the list isn’t exactly flooded with Eagles. No, Ronnie Brown and Steve Smith didn’t make the cut, sorry. But there are two Eagles that did make their way on to Prisco’s list–WR DeSean Jackson and OG Evan Mathis.
Here’s what Prisco had to say about each:
5. DeSean Jackson, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: The ability should get him a huge contract. But the attitude might cut that down some. Even so, this kid is a game-changer. Those guys don’t hit the market all the time. He turns 26 in December.
41. Evan Mathis, G, Philadelphia Eagles: Mathis signed a one-year deal with the Eagles and played well. That could earn him a nice multiyear contract. He turns 31 in November.
Obviously, it will be interesting to see what the Eagles do with Jackson. Do they bring back the explosive playmaker for a fifth year via the franchise tag? Do they come to an agreement on a mulit-year deal? Do they let him walk and hope that players like Dwayne Bowe or Vincent Jackson reach the market? Or are players like Mohamed Sanu and Kendall Wright options in the draft? We all know the pros and cons of this debate by now, so there’s no sense in rehashing them here.
As for Mathis, he is a journeyman offensive lineman who really seemed to find himself last season in Howard Mudd’s scheme. He’s a player the Eagles should be able to come to terms with.
And so we wait…