4 Options to help Philadelphia Eagles to a respectable cap number

Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
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Okay Philadelphia Eagles fans, here are a few ideas.

1. Carson Wentz, being the franchise quarterback, carries the largest number, but being the team player that he is, something could be done with his deal. The question is whether or not Philly can restructure so soon after signing his extension.

2. No one’s ever said this, but Fletcher Cox doesn’t seem like a guy you’d want to walk up to and ask to take less money or a restructure. Call it a crazy theory, but that just doesn’t seem like it would go over too well, unless, of course, an extension and quick re-write are possible to prorate next year’s cap hit. It’s Fletcher Cox though. Philly wouldn’t use him as trade bait, or would they?

3. The argument that Alshon Jeffrey is a Super Bowl hero is a little played out, and it shouldn’t be the lone reason that he’s allowed to remain in Philadelphia. The negative press that has surrounded him and his injury issues have eliminated any possibility of Philly finding a real trade partner up to this point, but when he’s healthy he can help any team he’s on win games. He could be a post-June 1st. This would save the Eagles $13 million in cap space.

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4. Zach Ertz will forever be a legend in Philadelphia, but the 2020 season hasn’t started on a positive note. The Eagles brass hasn’t behaved like they’re committing to him being a part of this team’s long-term future. Most fans would like to see Wentz remain in a ‘Birds’ jersey, but trading him may be the more viable option. That saves Philly just over $8 million in cap space.

Sure, there’s been a ton of heat on Howie Roseman lately, but let’s be honest. He isn’t going to get fired. He’s one of the few people in the NFL that can navigate Philly through this storm. Things will work out. Howie always finds a way. It should be an interesting offseason.