Potential destinations for Isaac Seumalo if Eagles move on in free agency
It would be erroneous to state that Isaac Seumalo hasn’t enjoyed a great NFL life. He’s played in two Super Bowls (LII and LVII). He won his first during his second season, and he’s learned from the best offensive line coach on Planet Earth, Philadelphia Eagles mainstay Jeff Stoutland who is without question the best coaching gift that Chip Kelly gave the Birds. As strange as it sounds, however, Isaac, sometimes, doesn’t get the credit that he deserves. That’s what happens when you play on an O-line that also features Jordan Mailata, Landon Dickerson, Jason Kelce, and Lane Johnson.
Despite playing at football’s highest level since 2016, he and Jordan Mailata are the only members of that group who have yet to earn Pro Bowl nods, but Isaac’s current deal ends on March 15th when the new league year begins.
The Birds have a tough decision to make about him and 19 other impending free agents. He’ll be one of the most sought-after interior offensive linemen if Philly moves on.
Here are a handful of potential destinations for Isaac Seumalo if he and the Eagles part ways.
They normally aren’t mentioned unless they do something in error, but there’s always a need at football’s highest level for interior offensive linemen. Isaac Seumlo’s value is high because he can play multiple positions along the offensive front. That always looks good on the ol’ resume.
New York Jets – Top needs: OT, S, IOL, LB, QB
Joe Douglas was the Eagles’ newly-minted vice president of player personnel when Philly selected Isaac Seumalo in Round 3 of 2016’s draft. He had a front-row seat to each of Isaac’s first four seasons.
Now, in need of some O-line help and, possibly, another quarterback, it will be interesting to see if the New York Jets seek out Seumalo for assistance.
Buffalo Bills – Top needs: RB, IOL, S, WR, OT
We could see the Buffalo Bills adding Miles Sanders to give them a Pro Bowl-level tailback. We could also see realistic scenarios in which Seumalo is added. Maybe they do both. They need O-line help and a consistent running option not named Josh Allen.
Indianapolis Colts – Top needs: QB, OT, WR, CB, IOL
The Indianapolis Colts have more pressing needs, quarterback for instance, but after hiring former Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen as their head coach, bringing in Seumalo to play right guard could help them lock down a spot they’ve been struggling to nail.
Los Angeles Rams – Top needs: EDGE, OT, IOL, DL
The Rams, after going all in to win a Super Bowl, pretty much screwed themselves out of the opportunity to win another. Now, with an aging and expensive roster, they have a lot to think about, like manufacturing an O-line to prevent Matthew Stafford from getting beaten up.
Washington Commanders – Top needs: CB, IOL, QB, OT
Seeing Isaac Seumalo in a Commanders jersey would suck, but they clearly need O-line assistance. Don’t be shocked if a rival in need of getting better on offense does so by upgrading the unit charged with keeping their quarterback vertical.
It won’t matter who they stick back there if they don’t get him some bodyguards.
San Francisco 49ers – Top needs: IOL, CB, DL, S
The interior of the Niners’ offensive line might be the area they most need to address. Might they take a flier on Seumalo?
We’d hate that, but we can see it happening.
The wild cards: Denver Broncos, Cincinnati Bengals
The Broncos need EDGE help, offensive linemen, and probably some linebackers. They don’t have any money to spend. You can thank some bad personnel decisions for that.
We won’t name anyone though. You guys can argue about that among yourselves.
No one gets beaten up more than Joe Burrow. Every year, we say he needs a line. Cincinnati never seems to get him one, and he wins anyway. Go figure. There are other things that the Bengals need to think about. They’re pretty solid in terms of cap space, but they have a huge decision to make with Jessie Bates and Vonn Bell.