Are the Eagles built to go on a big run for the next couple of years? The answer is yes.
21 March 2018 Eagles News
Barring anything crazy this offseason, the Eagles are set up to succeed and win for years to come. The Eagles just won the Super Bowl a month ago, but it is already time to look ahead and here we are going to look into the teams’ future and tell you why they are going to be set to win for the next couple of seasons.
When you look at this team, the core of it is young, under contract and are already established players in the league. The Eagles have players like Zach Ertz, Lane Johnson, Malcolm Jenkins, Brandon Brooks and more locked up for the immediate future. Here’s a breakdown of the Eagles and their players under contract.
Breaking it down, there are a few guys next season that is going to have to get paid, like Jordan Hicks, Nelson Agholor, Brandon Graham and Ronald Darby. But, for the most part, like forth noted, the team is built to keep the same guys and have a lot of success until easily 2020. Even when you think about it, defensive ends and cornerbacks are pretty replaceable, everyone has a shelf life and for the most part, the Eagles have replacements in line for Graham and Darby. Carson Wentz’s contract is going to be a massive one in 2019, but by that time, Mychal Kendricks, Jason Peters and Brandon Graham will most likely be off the books. Between the three of them, that’s a lot of room to maneuver and use for Wentz. With a culmination of that and Howie Roseman’s wizardry, the Eagles are set.
The way the Eagles have been able to acquire talent and have them stay has set them up for a lot of success in the future. With Wentz at the helm of the offense and with a defense as good as the Eagles, this team has the right formula. Along the way it is a perfect opportunity to draft replacements for guys you know will have to leave to make room for Wentz’s contract and a few other guys. A perfect example is trading for Daryl Worley, who accounts for less than $1 million on the cap. The Eagles knew they were going to lose Patrick Robinson, so they acquired a cheap replacement who can groom into a very solid player.
The moral of the story is the fact the Eagles have put themselves in a position where they can compete for the Super Bowl for the next couple of years. They have some work cut out for them, but for the next couple of years, they are going to be the same team. Although the Eagles are Super Bowl champions this year, this is just the beginning for them.
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