Worst moves of the Philadelphia Eagles offseason thus far

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The Eagles did nothing to upgrade the offensive roster around Jalen Hurts.

As exciting as it was to know that the Philadelphia Eagles entered the offseason with a bevy of draft choices, it was equally as awesome, if no more so, to know they had money to spend in free agency. With holes all over the roster, many thought they’d add a few more pieces, particularly on the offensive side of the ball. After all, we were promised they’d build around Jalen Hurts right?

Saying the Eagles reneged on that promise would be an understatement. Shortly after the start of the new league year, Philly made minimal effort to land difference-makers, electing instead to re-sign guys who topped out at the middle of their depth chart or lower (Greg Ward, Boston Scott, Nate Herbig).

Don’t read what hasn’t been written. No one’s saying those guys can’t play. They’ve all contributed, but Philly definitely could have done better.

Their upgrades at wideout? How about a guy that PFF graded lower than Jalen Reagor in 2021 (Zach Pascal) and a track star that hasn’t played football since 2016 (Devon Allen). Sure, the plan is to give Jalen Hurts another 18-week, 17-game audition, but he sure hasn’t been helped out a lot.

The Eagles have legitimate playmakers (DeVonta Smith, Dallas Goedert, Quez Watkins, Miles Sanders, Kenneth Gainwell), but they could have done more for the offense than they have. From the outside looking in, if this unit doesn’t generate consistent production in the coming campaign, no one figures to suffer more as a result than Philadelphia’s QB1 of the moment.