Philadelphia Eagles are eyeing up Falcons’ Tevin Coleman

The Philadelphia Eagles have Tevin Coleman on their radar ahead of the 2019 NFL Free Agency period.

Are the Philadelphia Eagles going to make a big splash during the 2019 NFL Free Agency period? You would have to think so. With Howie Roseman helping the Eagles go from bottom three, to out of the bottom ten in cap space, the Eagles have more than enough room to spend this year. With Free Agency rapidly approaching, the Eagles need to start getting their plans together.

So far, they have retained one of their own by bringing back defensive end, Brandon Graham. It doesn’t sound like they have engaged in any negotiations with their other impending Free Agent’s so far, so we could see some new faces this season. With the Eagles in need of a running back, there’s a good chance that they not only draft one but sign a veteran as well.

This year, the Eagles are planning on losing Jay Ajayi to Free Agency. Although there’s a slight chance that they bring him back, it sounds like they may be ready to move on. Apparently, there’s a running back who is expecting to have a rather high demand, and the Eagles could have interest. I’m not talking about Le’Veon Bell, folks. We’re talking about Tevin Coleman.

Tevin Coleman is on the Eagles radar

On Friday morning, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo joined the crew over at 97.5 The Fanatic. That’s when Garafolo revealed that “Tevin Coleman is 100% on the Eagles radar.” We’ve heard some rumblings about them having interest in Duke Johnson and Jordan Howard as well, but those guys would have to be acquired via trade. With Coleman, the Eagles could show him the money.

Coleman just wrapped up his fourth season with the Atlanta Falcons. The 25-year-old running back acted as a rotational piece in a solid committee that they had led by Devonta Freeman. Although Freeman spent a lot of time injured in 2018, the Falcons still got some solid production out of their backfield thanks to Coleman. In 16 games, he took on 167 carries for a career-high of 800 yards and four touchdowns. He also had 32 receptions for 276 yards and five touchdowns.

It’s no surprise that the Eagles seem very interested in Coleman, considering his versatility. With 1,076 total yards and nine touchdowns, the Eagles could clearly see Coleman fitting in with their committee that has Corey Clement, Josh Adams, Wendell Smallwood, and maybe another rookie.

According to Spotrac, Coleman’s market value could shape up to be four-years, worth over $21 million total. His average salary could be a little over $5 million, which puts him in the likes of San Francisco’s Jerick McKinnon. There’s still plenty of time left for the Eagles to go in a different direction, but Coleman is definitely an intriguing signing for them as of now.