Philadelphia Eagles: A look at the salary cap situation after recent moves
The Philadephia Eagles entered into the 2019 NFL Offseason with barely any cap space. Today, they are sitting comfortably.
Is the NFL Salary cap all a myth? Not exactly. But when you have Howie Roseman in charge of the financials within the front office, you shouldn’t ever worry. Once again, Mr. Roseman proved that he is a magician when it comes to the salary cap. The Philadelphia Eagles could be over the cap, and it won’t matter. They will crunch some numbers and make all of the changes they can in order to free up space to make their next move. And it’s not rare that they are making moves because for the last three offseasons we have seen this team get very active in Free Agency and trading.
Before the start of the 2019 NFL New Year, the Eagles were ranked second to last in total cap space. They were barely under the cap. Now, the Eagles are just outside of the top ten in cap space after about three weeks of action. And that’s including the handful of moves that they made. For reference, let’s go over what the Eagles have accomplished so far this offseason.
An overview of the Eagles’ transactions
- Re-sign DE Brandon Graham (3 years)
- Extend C Jason Kelce (3 years), OG Isaac Seumalo (4 years)
- Re-sign OT Jason Peters (1 year)
- Sign DT Malik Jackson (3 years)
- Trade for and extend WR DeSean Jackson (3 years)
- Trade away DE Michael Bennett
- Signed LB L.J. Fort (1 year)
- Re-sign CB Ronald Darby (1 year)
- Sign S Andrew Sendejo (1 year)
- Sign DE Vinny Curry (1 year)
- Re-sign TE Richard Rodgers (2 years)
- Trade for RB Jordan Howard
What’s the Eagles’ current cap situation after a busy offseason?
As you can see above, the Eagles got busy this offseason. They made multiple trades, extended some of their own guys, signed some new free agent’s and also re-structured some of their long-term players as well. Sure, they will lose a couple guys who were critical to the team in the recent past, but for the most part, the Eagles made up for their losses with new acquisitions.
As of right now, the Eagles are sitting comfortably with well over $19 million in cap space. That’s quite a significant difference in comparison to last year’s situation. The best part about it all too? The Eagles still have the 2019 NFL Draft coming up. With three picks in the first two rounds, the Eagles can be sure to lock in some possible year one and beyond contributors to their team. Along with that, they have some extra cap space around too just in case they need to strike another deal.
Will the Eagles make any further moves? Outside of a trade for another running back (yes, you read that right), the Eagles will most likely sit tight until they see how the draft plays out. If they decide to roll with what they have, including their future rookies, then we could see the Eagles gift their franchise quarterback, Carson Wentz with a brand new contract as they can currently afford it. After all, they have made it clear that his big break will come soon.