Eagles 2023 projected free agents: The ‘not quite expendable but potentially out of here’ tier
Welcome to football purgatory. You’re good enough to play somewhere. Your current team doesn’t really need you past this season, but they’d like to have you back, that is if you’re willing to take less money than you think you’re worth.
18. Boston Scott, running back
We love Boston Scott, but it has never felt like the Eagles’ coaching staff and management structure values him as much as we do. Don’t rule out a return. He’s durable and talented, but you also can’t rule out any possibilities of this being his last run with the Birds either.
17. Andre Dillard, left tackle
There has often been an interest shown in Andre Dillard from other teams. Philly hasn’t even gotten anyone to agree with their asking price at trade time, and it’s doubtful that they’d be willing to outbid another team for his services, especially seeing as how he lacks the versatility to consistently fill in at other areas along the line.
16. Kyzir White, linebacker
We like Kyzir White… a lot, but it’s probably time, in 2023, to put Nakobe Dean on the field and see what he has.
15. Fletcher Cox, defensive tackle
Fletcher Cox, despite being arguably the fifth-best defensive tackle on Philadelphia’s roster is compensated like he’s their best player at the position. He’s a future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and one of the greatest Eagles ever, but let’s be honest, if he was anyone else, we’d be asking why he’s still on the roster.
14. Linval Joseph, defensive tackle
Linval Joseph has been as good as advertised for the most part. He’s only playing on a one-year deal though, and with so many bodies at the defensive tackle position, it’s hard to imagine scenarios where he’s back in 2023.
13. Gardner Minshew, quarterback
The decision to slot Gardner Minshew this low on the list was made simply because he has been auditioning for an opportunity to start on another franchise’s roster for two seasons now, and with his current deal expiring at the end of this season, it appears that he and his agent will finally be able to find him one.
Every team needs a good backup quarterback, but it appears the Eagles will have to find a new one. We know Gardner has talent, but it is believed that he won’t be back next season