It’s time that the Philadelphia Eagles add some serious talent at linebacker.
Maybe you noticed this, and maybe you didn’t. Here’s a quick walk down memory lane either way. While the Eagles were saying goodbye to Rasul Douglas, Nelson Agholor, and Sidney Jones and while they were exercising the options in the deals belonging to Zach Ertz and Derek Barnett to keep them around for another season.
Nathan Gerry, who entered 2020’s season knowing that he was in the final year of his rookie deal, saw no extension from a general manager that has no problem drawing up one. Call it a crazy theory, but it’s a valid one. It’s hard to imagine that or the way he’s performed this season are signs that he’s in this franchise’s long-term plans
Gerry, in all likelihood, won’t be back in 2021. Alex Singleton has shown some promise and this team has always been in love with TJ Edwards, but there isn’t much on the roster to be excited about other than that.
Duke Riley made some plays this year and is one of the leaders on special teams, but this unit needs a Jeremiah Trotter. While those guys don’t grow on trees, one thing is certain. If this team doesn’t pay more attention to the second level of their defense, what the defensive line and secondary do in 2021 won’t matter much.