2. Anderson fits the mold of what Philly wants to do.
This offseason Eagles executive vice president and general manager Howie Roseman stated that the team wanted to sign more “core guys” rather than “one or two year guys”, and signing a guy like Anderson fits with that theory. He’ll be 27 years of age when the 2020 regular season rolls around and can be part of the future for the team for years.
Back during the most recent scouting combine, in regards to the team’s offseason plan, Roseman offered the Eagles are looking to win not only in 2020 but in the years that follow as well. So far, he’s kept to his word and has signed younger players. Hopefully. this reopens a new championship window for the team.
The Eagles like to build their team with good culture in the locker room and Anderson has not been known to be bad for anyone’s locker room. Plus, the fact that he’s a former Temple Owl and from New Jersey could get fans excited about having a local kid on the hometown squad. Last season, the Eagles were linked in rumors to Anderson at the trade deadline, so it’s not farfetched that they could harbor some interest now.