Easy trades that would save Eagles over $16 million in salary cap space

Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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Brandon Brooks #79, Philadelphia Eagles
Brandon Brooks #79, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

The Eagles could save over $16 million simply by moving on.

There aren’t many constants in the NFL, except for maybe one, and that’s knowing that things will change. Sure we know that every season there are perennial events that the Philadelphia Eagles and the league’s other 31 teams will participate in, like the annual draft and training camp. We also know that there will be roster turnover during every offseason.

Now that we’re thinking about it, these days, we don’t even know if some of the rules will be re-written from one season to the next. The point is this. If you want to be a successful franchise and if you want to win with consistency, the ability to adapt and move on must be a part of your organization’s DNA.

The Eagles used to abide by that rule. They often moved on from players earlier than they sometimes needed to, Brian Dawkins for instance. Nowadays, more often than not, they move on from players a year too late. Check out Nelson Agholor, Derek Barnett, or Alshon Jeffery’s story if you need proof of that.

Change has come again for Philly as one of their veterans, Brandon Brooks, has stared his own mortality in the face and has chosen to ride off into the sunset. The Eagles have restructured his deal some as a result, and that will create some cap relief. Next comes decisions about what they want to do in free agency.

If they’re looking to create even more cap space once those decisions are made, they can find it by simply making a few moves with some of the guys who are scheduled to be a part of this team’s roster in 2022. Here are four that qualify. Buckle up, we’ve found four potential trade pieces that collectively free up over $16 million in cap space if the Birds are looking to move on.