4 former Eagles we’ll wish stayed in 2023, and 3 we’ll be glad are gone

Miles Sanders #26, Zach Pascal #3, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Miles Sanders #26, Zach Pascal #3, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /
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Change is one of the constants when it comes to being an Eagles fan, but sometimes it sucks.

Cornerbacks are told to have short memories. Quarterbacks and coaches have win-loss records attached to their names and are asked to ‘never get too high after a win or too low after a loss’. Fans have more license to stew on disappointments or react emotionally. Every year, the Philadelphia Eagles add guys and lose a few in free agency. This time, things felt different though.

Had the 2022-2023 NFL season ended with Philly hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the second time in franchise history, last year’s team would have forever been remembered as the best Eagles iteration ever, and even though we acknowledge that, from a talent perspective, that statement might still be accurate, the facts are the facts.

Philly didn’t close the show. A huge opportunity was missed because we knew that team was never going to be together again, at least not completely.

As expected, the free agency frenzy led to the loss of both productive starters and fan favorites that we have gotten to know over the years. As expected, Howie Roseman worked his magic and was able to hang on to many of the core veterans, but new faces will make their mark during the coming season while young guys are asked to step up.

Here’s one last tip of the cap to some guys that earned their wings AND an attempt to cheer some of you up. You aren’t going to miss some of these guys as much as you think you will.