Don’t be shocked if Fletcher Cox is back with the Eagles, but don’t be shocked if he isn’t either.
There are times when it’s hard to place your finger on what Howie Roseman is doing. That’s fine. He isn’t supposed to share everything with us, and by now, he should have earned your trust anyway.
Still, you’ll remember, most of us thought that Fletcher Cox was out of here last season. He was released and re-signed to a one-year deal. As we approach the anniversary of that decision, he’s coming off his best campaign since 2018. Theories have evolved.
Fletch has seemingly become a reincarnation of Jason Peters, a guy that you’ll believe will be gone when he actually leaves (and you won’t believe it for one second until it happens).
He’s a surefire Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, a member of the NFL’s 2010s All-Decade Team, and a six-time Pro Bowl selection. He’s also past his prime and one of the highest-paid players on his team. That’s probably the biggest indication that change is coming and Cox will be a part of some roster turnover.
Nick Sirianni referred to his “core four” often during the weeks leading up to Super Bowl LVII: Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson, Brandon Graham, and Fletch. Lane is the only one of those four that is signed past this season.
At some point, things always change, and with the future of so many great Eagles in question, some familiar faces might be among the cap casualties. Don’t be shocked if Fletch is somewhere else in 2023.