Philadelphia Eagles safety Marcus Epps
When the Philadelphia Eagles signed Marcus Epps off of the waiver wire following his release from the Minnesota Vikings back in 2019, very few people thought he would be anything more than a roster filler. It’s now year four, and the organization believes that he can only get better.
Don’t be shocked if the Eagles are handing out extensions and Epps is asked to put pen to paper on a multi-year team-friendly deal.
Epps is almost too important not to extend. NFL safeties aren’t valued as a premium position, but this always seems to be a position of need for Philadelphia. They satisfied things temporarily by adding Chauncey Gardner-Johnson before the start of the season, but C.J. is looking for a payday as well. Epps would be the more cost-effective option.
Safety isn’t a position that the Eagles have often targeted during the early rounds of the NFL Draft, but this year, they could make an exception. Otherwise, we may see them go the route of cashing in their chips on former undrafted free agent rookie Reed Blankenship.
There’s a chance that Epps could be more expensive than most would deem acceptable, but in a free-agent market where teams overpay, he’d cost a lot less than a lot of the higher-caliber players at his position.