Ranking the Eagles top 5 free-agent signings of the Nick Sirianni era so far

With the 2024 free-agency period approaching, let's review the Eagles' best free-agent signings since Nick Sirianni took over as head coach in 2021.

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Since 2021, when Nick Sirianni took over as the Philadelphia Eagles head coach, there has been an abundance of free-agent pickups. However, GM Howie Roseman has often missed the mark when adding veteran talent via free agency. He is more well known for his success in acquiring talent through trades.

That's been an Achilles heel in his roster-building strategy. Fortunately for all of us, he has acquired top players like A.J. Brown, C.J. Gardner Johnson, and Kevin Byard through trades in recent years. That has helped keep Philly relevant.

Many free agents have been added. but when it came down to ranking the top five, let’s just say there were slim pickings. All of the free-agent signings for the Eagles in the Sirianni era thus far are listed below. This list includes players who actually saw the field (except for Isaiah Rodgers) and does not include re-signings.

Ahead of the 2024 free agency period beginning, we decided to analyze the top 5 free agent signings the Eagles have added during the Nick Sirianni coaching era. First, let's take a look at the full list of signings.

2021:

  • S Anthony Harris
  • QB Joe Flacco 
  • DT Hassan Ridgeway
  • S Andrew Adams 
  • RB Jordan Howard 
  • DE Ryan Kerrigan
  • LB Eric Wilson 
  • QB Nick Mullins

2022:

  • LB Haason Reddick 
  • WR Greg Ward 
  • CB Andre Chachere 
  • WR Zach Pascal 
  • LB Kyzir White 
  • WR Devon Allen 
  • CB James Bradberry 
  • DT Ndamukong Suh 
  • DT Linval Joseph 

2023:

  • QB Marcus Mariota 
  • S Terrell Edmunds 
  • LB Zach Cunningham
  • RB Rashaad Penny
  • DE Kentavious Street
  • WR Olamide Zaccheaus 
  • LB Nicholas Morrow
  • LB Shaq Leonard
  • CB Isaiah Rodgers 
  • S Justin Evans

That's a huge list. Now, let's narrow it down and pick the top 5 best free-agent signings since 2021:

5. Isaiah Rodgers, Cornerback

Before the 2023 regular season began, the Eagles swooped in and rescued Isaiah Rodgers after he was waived by the Colts in June and suspended for the entire season by the NFL for violating their gambling policy. He will be back for the start of the 2024 season.

Off-field drama aside, Rodgers is a young corner with top speed. Drafted in 2020, the Colts liked him for his quickness and ability to make plays. Rodgers runs a 4.28-second 40-yard dash. That's faster than Tyreek Hill's time. Rodgers can double as a returner as well, adding value to special teams.

The Eagles need young talent at cornerback and more speed. Rodgers still has a lot to prove, but he will be very useful to the defense's future if he can perform.