There are still a few options left on the free-agent market if the Philadelphia Eagles are looking to add wide receiver talent at discounted prices.
Maybe some of these NFL guys are right. What if the draft preceded free agency? None of us ever have any guarantees on how the selection meeting will play out, so let’s just say that there was some scenario that would allow us to reverse the order in which those two very important moments of the offseason fell. The Philadelphia Eagles could have used all ten of their draft choices, and then, based on how things played out, they then could have rounded out the roster with free-agent signings.
The flipside of that is this. Teams would be able to land the majority of the free agents that are available at bargain-bin prices, and the stars of the NFL aren’t going to like that. Part of the point is after playing for less than they deserve, particularly during the first four years of their rookie deal, those weeks of free agency allow them their opportunity to really cash in. So yes, guys are going to get overpaid. That’s just a part of the process.
Here’s something else. Teams have a shot at landing some really good players less expensively when that first wave of signings, better known as “The Frenzy”, is over. Here we are approaching April, and there are still some great wide receivers available that every NFL franchise can add during that second wave. Let’s count them down. Might Philly still be able to add one to the nest?