How much longer will the Eagles ride with Jason Huntley?
Following a season in which the Philadelphia Eagles boasted pro football’s best rushing attack, the running back room continues to earn tons of mention. Kenneth Gainwell is as good a player as you can get in Round 5 of any NFL Draft. Boston Scott is a flat-out baller. Miles Sanders didn’t reach the end zone as a rusher or a receiver in 2022, minus a successful two-point conversion in Week 1.
Perhaps the larger areas of concern with Sanders, however, lie in the fact that he’s battled a lot of injuries over the course of the past three seasons. Despite his obvious talent, Philadelphia would be wise to add a workhorse-type back to take some of the pressure off of him. Jason Huntley isn’t that guy.
Huntley seems like his skill set is closer to the other three, and as camp begins, he figures to be the fourth man on the depth chart at a position in which the Eagles figure to only keep four players anyway, a position that endures more punishment than any other in the NFL.
2022 Cap Hit/Dead Cap Money
Jason Huntley is actually signed through the next two seasons. He’s scheduled to earn base salaries of $825,000 and $940,000 during the 2022 and 2023 seasons respectively, and he’ll take home signing bonuses of $12,500 each year.
He represents a cap hit of $837,500 and $952,500 in 2022 and 2023 and dead cap amounts of $25,000 and $12,500. Philly could elect to eat the $37,500 and roll with undrafted rookie Kennedy Brooks who signed a three-year deal worth $2,570,000. That includes a $10,000 signing bonus and $240,000 in guaranteed dollars.