Philly’s brass continues to prepare for the future.
Eagles vice president and general manager Howie Roseman stated in a season-ending presser that Philadelphia is seeking to get younger. This decision will also require that the Eagles sacrifice the reliability and guidance that certain veterans have brought to the field in an attempt to stay healthy and improve cap space.
Parting ways with Malcolm Jenkins and Jason Peters stripped the team of two such veterans and it remains to be seen how those losses will affect Philadelphia this coming season. Though other veteran players like Fletcher Cox and Jason Kelce will pick up some of the slack, the opportunity for Wentz to further cement himself as the foundation of this team has increased dramatically.
The Eagles know that Wentz is the future of the team and ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler concludes that additions made from this point on, for better or for worse, will be made to support the quarterback’s style of play.
Going all-in on a quarterback who is rumored to be difficult to work with may sound concerning, but there hasn’t been a ton of evidence to support these rumors. Wentz’s ability to rally a group of relatively unknown and unproven players in the postseason last year makes his leadership ability undeniable.
By bringing in youth and talent, the Eagles front office will set the scene for their amazing young quarterback. He should be able to step up and be the strong, steady voice in the locker room and a source of inspiration for the younger members of the team.