Eagles free agency figures roundup

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On Tuesday, we rated the Philadelphia Eagles’ free agency. Today we will take a look at how some of the national folks rated what the birds have been up to this off season so far.

CBS rating: C

Of the four teams in the division, the most impressive (and really the only) splash is in Philadelphia. Their decision to award Reddick a three-year deal can only be considered a great idea at this point, especially considering the compensation over the previous production formula, with Reddick still being one of the better pass rushers in the NFL. He will join a defense who was able to let go but then re-signed team legend Fletcher Cox to a smaller contract for cap reasons (well played, Mr. Roseman) and with Anthony Harris on a one year contract retained — keeping a novice safety in tow — to ensure a still solid defense when paired with Josh Sweat and Brandon Graham.

The offense puts Zach Pascal and Boston Scott on paper to help Jalen Hurts, and it just feels like the Eagles aren’t on their way to their usually explosive start to pick, they are currently winning the race of the four one-legged horses .

#JimmySays: Everything written here seems positive, but the Eagles still finished with a C. Whatever.

Let’s clarify something about Cox’s contract. There’s absolutely nothing cheap about it, and it wasn’t “played well” by anyone. He is already counting on the cap for 2023 for $15,359,292 in dead money, and the $14 million he will make in 2022 is $4 million more than any other defensive interior guardsmen have made in the open market so far this off-season. with an average annual value basis.

The Eagles could have just let Cox walk and sign a mid-range DT to support Javon Hargrave and Milton Williams.

ProFootballNetwork Rating: B

There’s been some mockery about Howie Roseman on social media during Philly’s off-season so far, but it shouldn’t be. The Eagles haven’t lost anyone of significance. They even scrapped and re-signed Fletcher Cox.

The Eagles don’t have to be super aggressive in free agency either, as they have five picks in the top 100 and three in the top 20. They haven’t gotten any worse in free agency, which is a good bar to hit.

#JimmySays: Oh my God, I’m going to develop a brain aneurysm with all this “they cut and re-signed Fletcher Cox” praise. He’s 31, he’s clearly in decline, he’s coming out of the worst season of his career in 2021 after a bad season in 2020, he doesn’t like the scheme and they paid him $14 million. They took a huge fine to get rid of a terrible contract and then just gave him another terrible contract. There’s nothing wrong with letting guys walk instead of overpaying them.

b/r grade: B

The Philadelphia Eagles kept their house in order during the free agency and brought in a first-class free agent in Haason Reddick, who can help their defense immediately.

Sobleski thinks CEO Howie Roseman will appropriately save the rest of his action for the design.

“The Eagles didn’t make a lot of off-season moves because they didn’t have to,” he wrote. “The team is already leading the way in developing quarterback Jalen Hurts and making it to the postseason in Nick Sirianni’s first season as head coach. In addition, the Eagles have three first-round rosters in this year’s draft.”

Sobleski has also credited the Eagles for not allowing their protagonists to sign elsewhere.

“The Eagles brought back Anthony Harris, Boston Scott, defensive Derek Barnett and defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (after letting him go) back,” he said. “The team also brought in Reddick and wide receiver Zach Pascal. Reddick should give them a consistent pass-rusher, while Pascal’s familiarity with Sirianni’s offensive plan will only help Philadelphia’s pass attack.”

With Reddick logging double-digit sacks in back-to-back seasons alongside Cox, Javon Hargrave and Josh Sweat, Philadelphia has one of the best defensive fronts in the league.

#JimmySays: It’s news to me that the Eagles didn’t have to step into free-choice, and that they are “leading the way” in Hurts’ development. Yaks.

PFF rating: “Average”

The Eagles’ only significant addition to date is Haason Reddick, who signed a $45 million three-year deal to bolster their pass rush. Reddick is a former first-round draft pick who was misplaced early in his career as an off-ball linebacker before being reborn on the brink – where he always belonged. At just six feet and trading at 235 pounds, Reddick will always be an underpowered edge defender, but that gives him speed and speed that’s hard to match. He’s registered 100 pressures over the past two seasons and is helping to replace some of the heat that Philadelphia’s defenses have lost in recent years.

Keeping deep players, including tight end Richard Rodgers and offensive lineman Nate Herbig, can’t hurt, and the Eagles also made late moves to recapture Boston Scott in the backfield and Anthony Harris to safety. Overall, this is a team that has kept its war chest largely intact.

Cutting Fletcher Cox was a move inevitably made by his huge salary and recent drop in the game, but the team brought him back on a one-year contract. After a run in which he was arguably the best interior defender in the NFL after Aaron Donald, Cox saw his PFF figure drop from over 90.0 to 74.1 in 2020 and then from 68.7 in 2021. In those two seasons combined he was less busy than in 2018 at his peak.

Philadelphia is also bidding farewell to much of its defensive snaps from last season as of now, so more substitutions should be coming.

#JimmySays: Richard Rodgers, Nate Herbig, Boston Scott and Anthony Harris = “War Chest.”

SportingNews rating: B

The Eagles had to do some good cap magic with extended GM Howie Roseman and still got one of the most impactful free agents in former Temple star Reddick. They also moved on to fading players.

#JimmySays: Which fading players have they moved on from? They loved Cox, Barnett and Harris!

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