Eagles Free Agency 2023
The Eagles went 14-3 in 2022 and reached the NFL’s biggest game. They ended up losing 38-35 to the Chiefs and hope a strong offseason gets them back next year. Here’s what you need to know about the Eagles free agency for 2023.
2023 Free Agents Overview for the Philadelphia Eagles
There are many questions for the Eagles after a tremendous season. Dominant defensive tackle Javon Hargrave had 11+ sacks in 2022. He’s expected to draw interest from teams such as the Bears who are looking for a stronger pass rush.
The defensive line has a long list of free agents for the Eagles. These include Brandon Graham, Fletcher Cox, and Ndamukong Suh. Graham had 11 sacks while Cox recorded 7 sacks and started all 17 games. There will be some tough decisions for the Eagles as they hope to stay at the top of the league under head coach Nick Sirianni.
The secondary is also taking a hit with cornerback James Bradberry and safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson set to hit the market. Running back Miles Sanders had a career year with over 1,200 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns. His total was good for fifth in the NFL in rushing. He will draw interest if free to sign with any team as he averaged 4.9 yards per carry in 2022.
Center Jason Kelce, a 2022 All-Pro selection, has a tough decision to make. Experts believe he will stay in Philly. Tackle and former first-round pick Andre Dillard is also a free agent.
Unrestricted Eagles Free Agents
To be an unrestricted free agent, an NFL player must have four or more years of experience. Also, their contract is expired or voided. They can negotiate with any team without any restrictions. Also, they can sign with any club without draft-choice compensation. Below is a list of expected unrestricted free agents in 2023 for the Eagles.
Gardner Minshew – QB
Miles Sanders – RB
Boston Scott – RB
Wide Receivers and Tight Ends
Zach Pascal – WR
Centers, Guards, and Tackles
Andre Dillard – T
Jason Kelce – C
Isaac Seumalo – G
Defensive Tackles, Defensive Ends, Edge Rushers
Fletcher Cox – DT
Brandon Graham – DE
Javon Hargrave – DT
Linval Joseph – DT
Robert Quinn – DE
Ndamukong Suh – DT
TJ Edwards – LB
Kyzir White – OLB
Cornerbacks and Safeties
James Bradberry – CB
Marcus Epps – S
Chauncey Gardner-Johnson – S
Rick Lovato – LS
Restricted Free Agents
A restricted free agent is a player who has played for three or fewer accrued seasons and has an expiring contract. The team can assign a tender to the player, which allows them to match any offer the player receives from other teams. The team receives draft compensation if the player signs elsewhere.
2023 NFL restricted free agents for the Eagles:
Tyree Jackson – TE (Jackson will be an exclusive restricted free agent)
Salary Cap and Roster
Estimates vary on how many million in cap space the Eagles will have. The NFL salary cap is $224.8 million for the 2023 season. In terms of financial commitment, Darius Slay has a cap hit of $26.1 million. Lane Johnson’s cap hit is $24.2 million.
Questions will surround QB Jalen Hurts after an MVP-caliber 2022 season. He’s a free agent after the 2023 season. The Eagles will likely be re-signing Hurts to a contract extension. He’s worth big money after improving drastically since his rookie season.
Eagles Free Agency 2023 FAQs
At 4 p.m. Eastern on March 15, 2023, NFL free agency will commence, signifying the start of the new league year and the end of all player contracts. Many players are set to hit the market and gain free agency status.
A restricted free agent can be extended what is called a qualifying offer. If offered, they are still allowed to negotiate with other teams around the league. Their current team is allowed to match any offer.
An unrestricted free agent is a player whose contract has expired, and they have no ties to their former team. Starting on March 15, they are free to negotiate with any team in the league without restrictions.
Defensive tackle Javon Hargrave is one of the top 2023 NFL free agents. He was able to rack up an 11-sack season and a pro bowl selection in 2022. Center Jason Kelce is coming off another All-Pro season but will likely re-sign with the team.