Eagles Howie Roseman gives another explanation for Philly’s aging roster
So, what’s next for these Philadelphia Eagles?
You’ve, no doubt heard this 100 times by now, and seeing as how it’s only the beginning of March, you can probably bet on hearing it a few more times before we reach the start of free agency. Once compensatory picks are awarded, the Philadelphia Eagles will have somewhere in the area of ten draft choices, and they’ll have about $40 million to spend on available free agents.
As good as it’s been and as frustrating as it’s been at times, the Eagles can only get better. They have a shot a being the NFC East’s first repeat champion since they took the division title in four straight seasons during a stretch that lasted from 2001 until 2004 where they were clearly the cream of the NFC East’s crop.
Roseman identified part of the battle plan for reaching that type of sustained success again, and it starts in an area that tends to get talked about often.
"I think it all starts with the quarterback… We have a quarterback that we think is a tremendous player (and) tremendous leader, so we have to make sure that he’s protected first and foremost… We’ve put (so many) investments into our offensive line… We have an important free agent there as well (Peters), a very important player (and) somebody who’s been a great player, and then, (we have to make sure that (Wentz has) playmakers at his disposal."
Roseman referenced Dallas Goedert and JJ Arcega-Whiteside as he stated the latter is expected to take a big step forward in 2020, but despite that, most believe that Philly’s plan in the first round of the upcoming draft will be adding a playmaker at wide receiver early in the coming selection meeting. If they don’t, you may see anarchy in the fan base.