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Brandon Brooks, Philadelphia Eagles
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The Philadelphia Eagles will have to make a few tricky choices in the off-season

With a lot of negativity focused on the coaching staff and the Eagles’ young quarterback, fans can’t lose sight that many of the issues this team faces in 2021 belong to general manager Howie Roseman.

The Birds are not necessarily in cap trouble like they were at the beginning of this season, but they are not exactly free to sign whoever either. This season, they’re just at a tick above 21 million in available cap space, which will be a nice buffer to bring over into next year. Still, even with that being said, this team will have to make some hard choices that can hurt them in the long run.

As of right now, over 85 million of the Eagles cap space next year belongs to only five players, all of whom are over 30. That is the wrong spot to be in if you’re the Eagles. Some of these contracts are not movable, and they make trading any of these players like Brandon Brooks, Fletcher Cox, or even Lane Johnson almost impossible because of how much money it would cost this team to do so.

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That doesn’t mean we won’t see this team blow up. It’s not like we haven’t seen that before. It isn’t the most ideal situation, but it’s something for them to think about. They are staring at the ability to complete reboot this roster next season. We’ll have to see if they can do so.