5 mistakes the Eagles can ill afford to make during the 2024 NFL offseason

We don't know how Philly will fix this, but that won't stop us from mentioning everything we'd rather not see them do this offseason.

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At the time this story was published, the Philadelphia Eagles' final game wasn't even two weeks ago. It didn't take long for them to give us a lot to talk about. Let's get right into it. The coaching carousel is front and center. So is the growing anxiety stemming from an annoyed fan base. What must be done? Can we trust Nick Sirianni to guide us into the future? Many believe he can't.

Here's what we do know. Every step this team takes toward next season will be diagnosed and second-guessed. What will the rebuild look like? No one knows, but we are certain of what shouldn't be done.

How about some unsolicited advice?

Philly can no longer afford to overpay for aging talent.

Okay, we're going to say what everyone else is thinking. There are a lot of old guys on this team, especially on the defensive side of the ball. The Birds are old. The Birds are slow, and that's a bad combination in the NFL.

While Philly benefited from a healthy mix of veterans and young stars in 2022 (and their ability to stay available and healthy), this past season, we saw a lot of starters on the sideline in street gear. We also saw the Birds rely on their senior citizens too often.

This squad asked a lot of the old guys. They didn't get enough from the youngsters. Free agency's pool may provide some options for roster building. Still, Philly can ill-afford to overload themselves with 30-year-olds who are much too expensive.