Could a couple of Philadelphia Eagles be making a pitch for Gerald McCoy? It sounds rather attractive now. Doesn’t it?
For those of you that don’t know, there’s this defensive tackle by the name of Gerald McCoy. Since 2010, he’s helped hold down the interior of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers‘ defensive line, and once it’s time for these great NFL players to start switching rosters, you’re probably going to hear his name a lot more, especially if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.
Might there be some mutual interest?
In 2019, McCoy is scheduled to earn $13 million, and there’s a real possibility that Tampa, a team with many needs and a new coach, may want to part ways with their long-time star.
McCoy took to Twitter on Friday to toot his own horn a little:
That statement, as you might imagine, caught the eye of a few NFL greats and members of the media, but the most interesting responses to Eagles fans may have come by way of two of the City of Brotherly Love’s biggest stars, Fletcher Cox and Brandon Brooks
Here’s what we know. Philly hasn’t made an official attempt to land McCoy yet, at least not publicly. The Eagles are projected to have the least amount of cap space when the free agency period begins (they’ll actually be well over the allotted number).
20 names sit on a list of potential free agents. We can speculate, but no one is totally sure of who will stay or go. Philly will juggle their roster yet again, and when they’re done, there may be some room for the talented McCoy, especially if they say goodbye to both Brandon Graham and Haloti Ngata.
We’re a long way from learning anything concrete, but this may be one of those things that you might want to pay attention to.