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NFL Offseason Previews: Philadelphia Eagles


The NFL offseason is upon us, and teams will begin working to craft their 2023 rosters in the coming months. In this series of offseason previews, we will look at what each team has to work with and their biggest needs. Today we continue with the Philadelphia Eagles offseason preview.

As a reminder, here are dates to keep in mind for the 2023 NFL offseason:

  • March 7: deadline for teams to use the franchise tag
  • March 13: legal tampering period opens
  • March 15: NFL free agency begins and the new league year starts
  • April 21: deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets
  • April 27-29: NFL draft
  • May 1: deadline for teams to exercise 5th-year options on 2020 first-round draft picks
  • July 15: deadline for franchise tag players to sign an extension

You can find previous team’s offseason previews here: Bears | Bengals | Browns | Lions | Packers | Steelers | Vikings | Ravens | 49ers | Broncos | Rams | Chargers | Seahawks | Raiders | Cardinals | Chiefs |

2022 Summary

Just about everything went right for the Eagles in 2022. Jalen Hurts went from question mark to MVP-candidate and top-five quarterback in the NFL. Philadelphia’s pass rush was historically good. A.J. Brown was worth every penny spent on draft day last year.

The only thing that didn’t go right was their Super Bowl loss to the Kansas City Chiefs earlier last month. Still, the 14-win Eagles had a dream season and won the NFC East and the NFC Championship.

Philadelphia will be back, especially with Jalen Hurts under center.

Key Positional Needs

Here’s where the Eagles need to find help this offseason:

  • LB
  • CB
  • EDGE
  • S
  • DT

Key Free Agents

Here’s a look at the Eagles upcoming key free agents:

  • James Bradberry (CB)
  • Miles Sanders (RB)
  • Fletcher Cox (DT)
  • Andre Dillard (OT)
  • Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (S)
  • Marcus Epps (S)
  • Brandon Graham (DE)
  • Javon Hargrave (DT)
  • Linval Joseph (DT)
  • Jason Kelce (C)

Salary Cap & Draft Capital

Here’s a look at the salary cap room and draft capital that the Eagles have to work with this offseason:

  • Current draft picks: 10 (1), 30 (1), 62 (2), 94 (3), 221 (7), 250 (7)
  • Cap space: $6.3M

Offseason Outlook

Despite losing the Super Bowl to the Chiefs last season, the Eagles had arguably the best roster in the NFL. Philadelphia’s roster was near perfect, but keeping it together will be the tricky task that faces GM Howie Roseman this offseason.

Of that vaunted pass rush, names like Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, Javon Hargrave, and Linval Joseph are all set to become free agents. Safeties Chauncey Gardner-Johnson and Marcus Epps will also be free agents, as will cornerback James Bradberry. Philadelphia is also set to lose running back Miles Sanders to free agency.

The Eagles have $6.3 million in cap space and two first-round picks.

If you’re looking for more offseason reading, Sam Hoppen at 4for4 (our sister company) is previewing each division:

NFC East: Key Free Agents, Draft Picks & Needs, and Available Cap Space | 4for4

Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is the Lead NFL Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.