#2: The Eagles can ill-afford to continue ignoring the linebacker unit.
Keeping an earlier theme, there is another position group on the defense that should be improved.
Often relegated to a secondary need, the Eagles need to address the linebacker room in a serious manner in the 2024 offseason.
While players such as Zach Cunningham and Nicholas Morrow have been average, they are not long-term solutions on this roster. Their deficiencies as middle to lower-tier athletes, by NFL standards, cause an already slow Eagles defense to not be able to keep up with upper-level offenses.
Look no further than the 49ers game; without young and athletic linebackers, San Francisco abused the middle of the field and scored on the Eagles at will. The lack of linebacker production has also played a role in why the team's defense is susceptible to damage from opposing tight ends.
With Nakobe Dean unable to stay on the field and the Eagles lacking depth at the position, this unit may be in store for a revamp. While general manager Howie Roseman is usually averse to adding to this position, the Eagles need a massive influx of talent and athleticism at the position to bounce back next year.