Okay, so what should the Philadelphia Eagles do about Rodney Mcleod?
If Rodney McLeod isn’t on this Philadelphia Eagles team in 2021, it won’t be because his contract expired (it hasn’t). It won’t be because he can’t play (he can). It won’t be because he isn’t a good teammate (he is).
If Rodney McLeod isn’t on this Eagles team in 2021, it will be because the concerns about whether or not his body can hold up versus the 16-game grind of an NFL season have reached the point where this organization feels like that’s no longer a possibility.
Rodney McLeod is a leader both on and off of the field, but two of his last three NFL campaigns have ended in the same manner, with his name being added to Philly’s injured reserve to close his season prematurely.
This is a young man that has done everything his team has asked him to, but he definitely isn’t a spring chicken anymore. In 66 games with the Birds (that includes the regular season and postseason), he’s racked up 306 total tackles, three sacks, nine picks, 31 pass breakups, and four forced fumbles.
His game has never been a question mark, and if the decision was all about his game, he’d be here. The question now, however, is whether or not it’s a wise business decision to move him in an attempt to add other pieces that are younger and healthier. This will be a huge decision for the Eagles’ front office to make in March.