3 Philadelphia Eagles whose demotions are long overdue

Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) /
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Ryan Kerrigan #90, Philadelphia Eagles
Ryan Kerrigan #90, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

It’s time for the Philadelphia Eagles to value winning over being right.

Even if you disagreed with the strategy, you have to admit that you understand where it comes from. We’ve all lost track of how long we’ve watched so many of the underachieving members of this Philadelphia Eagles roster gobble up playing time (and fail to produce) while guys who were hungrier or better stood on the sideline.

The reason? Well, as it often does in any business, the decision came down to money. Howie Roseman invested a lot of Jeffrey Lurie‘s cash into draft picks who didn’t pan out and high-profile free-agent signings that were just as bad and, sometimes, even worse.

We hate to kick guys while they’re down, but enough is enough. Winning and being a competitive football team has to be valued over being right.

player. 54. . . . Ryan Kerrigan, defensive end. 90

Okay, this didn’t work. How many of you would sign up for a job in the NFL if you knew you could stack $2.5 million and slide by tallying five tackles or less? Yep! That’s what we thought!

15 games are gone in the Eagles’ 2021-2022 regular season, and Ryan Kerrigan, who gave the Birds so many fits as a member of the Washington Football Team, hasn’t produced a single sack.

Once seen as a nice addition to what would be a great Eagles defensive end rotation all season, many of the snaps that were once given to Kerrigan are now seemingly going to Tarron Jackson. That’s okay with us. It’ will be nice to see what the rookie has down the stretch, and frankly, if we didn’t see Kerrigan at all down the stretch, we’d be fine.