We may be watching the final games of several great Philadelphia Eagles.
Change is as constant a theme in the NFL as free agency, tailgating, and the league’s most important game, the Super Bowl. Say what you want about Philadelphia Eagles fans. They’re simultaneously patient and impatient. They cheer for this team just as loudly as they jeer them. One thing will always be true about football’s most passionate fans though. They will always care about what’s going on with the Birds.
That passion, in 2020, has, at times, drifted over into anxiety, worry, and anger, and ever since they hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy at the end of the 2017-2018 season, they’ve regressed in each year that has followed. Now, for the emotional health of an entire fan base, things must change in a hurry.
Cap concerns, a seemingly angry owner, Jeffrey Lurie, and a fan base that can’t stay off of Twitter have all sparked debate. This team can’t bring back Carson Wentz, Doug Pederson, and Howie Roseman, can they? The jury is still out on that one, but here’s what we do know.
Philly’s roster will look different in 2021. You can blame performance for that. You can blame the salary cap for that, but this team got old in a hurry. Tough decisions will need to be made, and that means we may bid farewell to several guys whose names are synonymous with the franchise. Here are five that qualify. Might this be their final month in an Eagles jersey?