Despite whatever happens the rest of the way, everyone should be proud of this Philadelphia Eagles team. They’ve done a lot of good things both on the field and off, though they’ll probably spend their time discussing the areas in which they can improve and the goals that lie ahead.
Our fingers are crossed. Hopefully, this magical season concludes with two more wins and a second Vince Lombardi Trophy. Once that happens, attention will shift toward piecing the 2023 roster together.
Philly has some of its core locked in for a few more seasons (Haason Reddick, A.J. Brown, and DeVonta Smith for example). They have, potentially, 20 free agents they have to make decisions on during the coming offseason. Many of those guys are important cogs as well.
Here’s what we know definitively. Some of those free agents have some chips with which to bargain when they arrive at the negotiating table. Some have earned Pro Bowl nods while others have been rewarded with All-Pro honors along with some other mentions.
Three Eagles are awarded a spot on the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Pro Team.
Earning a spot on the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Pro Team is one of the most congratulatory postseason honors that an NFL star can enjoy. That isn’t a cash award per se, but again, when one looks to negotiate a new extension or contract, it’s nice to have that as a feather in your cap.
For Jason Kelce, this is the second consecutive year in which he’s been given this distinction. This is the fifth season in total that he’s been named a PFWA All-Pro. Lane Johnson gets the nod for the second time. This is Haason Reddick’s first PFWA All-NFL Team honor.
Reddick and Johnson, as you know aren’t among the 20 impending free agents, but Jason Kelce is. We know Number 62 won’t play forever, but it sometimes feels like he could. He’s never been the type to hold the Eagles brass to ransom, but he’s certain to earn a nice payday iF Philly brings him back.