Out of all of the players being cut on this list, cutting Kelce probably has the highest chance of backfiring. The team’s starting center had a rough start to last season, but he did play better as the season went on. Kelce’s gotten a lot of criticism for getting blown off of the ball by bigger defensive tackles, but there aren’t many centers who are as athletic as he is or can get down the field like he can in the screen game.
Many are suggesting the Eagles should plug in 2016 third-round pick Isaac Seumalo. Seumalo can play anywhere along the offensive line, but many scouts who were present at last year’s NFL Combine believe center would be his most favorable position because of his core strength.
It’s necessary for the quarterback and center to have great chemistry. Taking away Wentz’s signal caller from a year ago might hurt him, and that might be a reason why the Eagles would keep Kelce.
The Eagles would save $3.8 million by cutting Kelce, according to Over The Cap.