ESPN Suggests a few moves the Eagles could make
The Eagles aren’t the only team that seems to be in ‘Cap-Hell’ this offseason. A few other teams around the league who have recently ‘went for it all’ with signings have landed themselves in some cap trouble as well. This situation is nothing new for the Eagles. And quite frankly, this was to be expected. However, now comes the hard part. The Eagles have to get some things done this offseason. So with that, what does ESPN suggest that the Eagles do?
1. Work out a new contract with WR Nelson Agholor
Nelson Agholor is going to make just under $10 million this year, thanks to his fifth-year option that was picked up last year. Agholor has improved a lot from his first two seasons, but he’s still far from a first-round hit. Will he ever live up to those expectations? Most likely, no. But Agholor has proven to be reliable at times. Agholor’s numbers may be the most overpriced contract on the team. The Eagles have no choice but to fix up his cap hit or ship him off for some value.
2. Release or restructure DT Timmy Jernigan?
Timmy Jernigan barley played in 2018, due to a back injury that he suffered during the offseason. At the time, the Eagles were rumored to be considering cutting Jernigan just a few months after giving him a brand new contract. Do you think they have buyers remorse? Jernigan makes a difference on the defensive line, but we can’t say we didn’t notice a drop off in production after he signed that generous contract last season. Just saying. These numbers need to be fixed.
3. Release Jason Peters
Jason Peters is a Philadelphia legend when it’s all said and done, no doubt. ESPN suggested that the Eagles could restructure or release Peters, but in this case, a release is the only option. Over the years, the ‘bodyguard’ has been unapproachable when it comes to fixing up his mighty generous contract. At the age of 37, Peters is just collecting all that he can before he calls it quits. The Eagles should release Peters, but will they?
4. Let Nick Foles walk
The obvious move. The Eagles have been rumored to be considering franchise tagging Nick Foles in attempt to trade him away. That sounds great and all until they get low-balled with offers and stuck with $25 million on the books. If Foles’ didn’t buy out of his 2019 option, then I’d say the Eagles should definitely seek for trade offers. However, that’s not the case. Let him walk, and enjoy the extra cap that comes with Nick Foles being a free agent.