Stefen Wisniewski took to Twitter this morning to announce his return to the Philadelphia Eagles in the classiest of ways.
With Philly fans likely all fired up on a Monday as a result, here’s what Wisniewski’s return means for the Eagles.
The 30-year-old brings plenty of NFL experience to the table, along with a recent history in Philadelphia. Wis originally signed with the Eagles in 2016, starting in 6 games and proving his versatility throughout the year. He then signed a longer-term extension, something he wanted in order to regain his starting status, going on to start at 11 games that season. Wis still started in7 games last year but was bizarrely benched in the heart of the season, despite being one of the only linemen not struggling prominently.
The Eagles declined the three-year option on his deal, letting Wis walk and test the free agent market, which made sense after his strange benching.
Losing Wis and Warmack to free agency left the Eagles without much depth at guard, and an Isaac Seumalo contract extension, (the man who Wis was benched in favor of) fortified the LG position, but it put a lot of pressure on the coaching staff to get second-year player, Matt Pryor, ready for action.
We don’t know the health status of Brandon Brooks after his Achilles Tear and he could well be set to miss some regular season time while he recovers. Adding a versatile guard who was not only pivotal in the Eagles illustrious Super Bowl win, but brings plenty of experience and reliability, is yet another strong move by Howie Roseman and company.
Since his arrival in Philadelphia, Wisniewski has wanted to start, he’s believed he can start and when granted the opportunity, has fared very well. But after testing free agency and remaining unsigned after the Draft, sometimes home is where the heart is…and Wis just seems to love playing in Philadelphia.
This may also give the Eagles one of the most complete rosters in the NFL. There are no real overhanging needs from the offseason, there’s almost a clean bill of health and a renewed sense of optimism. Did someone say Super Bowl?
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