Philadelphia Eagles stay or go: Which players make the cut in 2022?

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Who will be a part of the Philadelphia Eagles’ rebuild in 2022?

Oh, don’t act like you haven’t already done this in your mind a million times already, but you’re absolutely right. With less than half of the 2021 NFL season in the books, many of us are doing our best not to check out, but when you look at how bad the Philadelphia Eagles have played, it’s hard to avoid imagining draft scenarios and roster cuts that will come during the next offseason.

Let’s just take things back to Doug Pederson’s era head coach for a second. He almost turned in a .500 record in his inaugural season with the team (2016) before delivering a Super Bowl win and the first Vince Lombardi Trophy in franchise history with a unit we thought would just simply ‘take the next step’.

Then, we were told the next two rosters in 2018 and 2019 were better, but the team progressively got worse. So, how did we get here?

The answer is simple: injuries, infighting, bad contracts, horrible drafting, poor personnel decisions, bad coaching, poor player development, and, at times, a lack of effort. Did we miss anything?

We’re a long way from the next offseason, NFL Combine, free-agency period, and the next NFL Draft. None of us knows what will happen, but here’s what we can guarantee. This Philadelphia Eagles team will look much different in 2022 than it does now, and after seven games of a rough regular-season campaign, we may be able to identify where the turnover needs to take place.

Who stays? Who goes? We’ve looked over the active roster and the names on the injured reserve. Here’s a guess at who this franchise will build around and move on from. We begin on offense.