Eagles insider thinks Brandon Graham and another long-time star return in 2023

Brandon Graham, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
Brandon Graham, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) /

The King believes Brandon Graham will return to the Philadelphia Eagles for a 14th season in 2023. As is customary, Howard Eskin made an appearance on 94 WIP-FM’s Midday Show, one that’s now manned by the dynamic duo of Joe Giglio and Hugh Douglas (notice the Batman reference). He had a lot to say about the Birds and the franchise legend/author of the greatest strip sack in the history of the NFL.

That isn’t too big of a stretch, is it?

Here’s what Howard Eskin said about Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham and another long-time star during a recent appearance on 94 WIP-FM.

These days, Eskin handles sideline duty for the Eagles Radio Network on gamedays during football season. He’s been a fixture in Philly’s sports scene since 1972 when he first began a career in local radio at WFIL-AM during the evening shift when George Michael hired him to be his engineer.

Howard is still plugged into all things related to the Birds. Free agency approaches, and it sounds like vice president/general manager Howie Roseman is doing all that he can to keep Number 55, a man we affectionately refer to as B.G., as a member of their 2023 53-man roster.

"Brandon Graham is not going to get a lot of money, in the grand scheme of what you consider a lot of money, and I think he’s coming back. From what I understand, they’re working it out, that he’ll be back. He’s what? A 20-snap player? They kind of understand that."

We have no issue in stating this. No disrespect is intended to Seattle Seahawks signal-caller Geno Smith, but Brandon Graham should have been crowned as the NFL Comeback Player of the Year winner.

Graham missed all but two games of the 2021-2022 NFL season thanks to a torn Achilles tendon. His revenge tour was sweet as he collected a career-high 11 sacks at 34 years of age. The campaign doubles as his first double-digit sack season. He was snubbed for a Pro Bowl nod, but arguments can be made that he was deserving of that honor as well.

Eskin believes it’s highly possible that Fletcher Cox returns as well. Here’s his take.

"I wouldn’t be surprised if Fletcher Cox bites the bullet…He’ll come back for maybe four million bucks and for that number, they may take him back."

Monday, March 13th at 12 p.m. EST is when teams can begin free-agency negotiations. The new league year begins on March 15th at 4 p.m. EST. It stands to reason that Graham and Cox would be welcomed back for less-expensive price tags.