Eagles predicted to have major bounce back following free agent additions

Dec 25, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) and
Dec 25, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) and / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

After completely collapsing down the stretch of last season and ultimately being put out of their misery by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wild Card Round, the Philadelphia Eagles are predicted to have a bounce back season in 2024 after an active start to free agency.

Judy Battista of NFL.com recently listed seven teams poised for a turnaround after their offseason moves, and the Bengals came in at No. 1 on the list.

Philadelphia's key offseason additions so far include running back Saquon Barkley, linebacker Devin White, wide receiver DeVante Parker, edge rusher Bryce Huff and safety C.J. Gardner-Johnson.

From NFL.com:

"It's strange to say a playoff team is in need of a turnaround, but the Eagles were in freefall in December and January, and they exited the postseason with an embarrassing 32-9 loss to the Bucs. That was Howie Roseman's bat signal, and he had a busy and fruitful first week of free agency.

"The big prize was signing running back Saquon Barkley, who should make a significant impact behind an offensive line that is much better than any he ever had with the Giants; Barkley should also provide a lot of easy completions for Jalen Hurts. And don't discount the return of defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson and the arrival of pass rusher Bryce Huff, both of whom should play a big part in improving a pass defense that ranked 31st last season."

Eagles aren't done, either

The Eagles have been busy, but they're not done making moves, knowing general manager Howie Roseman.

Philly still has cap space remaining -- over 30 million, per Spotrac -- and needs to address, especially on the defensive side of the ball. The offense seems pretty set personnel-wise, although reinforcements never hurt.

The addition of Gardner-Johnson should help to solidify the secondary, but the team could still use another cornerback, and another linebacker wouldn't hurt either. It wouldn't be surprising to see the Eagles go for both of those positions in the draft. In the meantime, it will be interesting to see how the team decides to use the rest of the remaining cap space.