Madden 22 Predicts how the Eagles will attack free agency

GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 08: Arizona Cardinals middle linebacker Jordan Hicks (58) gestures during the NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals on December 8, 2019 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire)

With free agency drawing closer and the Eagles being rumored as aggressive buyers this season, I felt like it would only be right to do an article with that same mentality but with a little twist. Today, I’ve put on my GM cap and pushed Howie to the side to bring you my Madden Free Agency predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles. So, without further ado, let’s get this party started. By the way, don’t be a party pooper for “unrealistic” situations you may not agree with. 

First Wave – The Face of the Offseason

Earlier in the offseason, I stated that the Eagles needed to find their QB for their defense. Traditionally, in Philly, that has been the safety position. From Brian Dawkins and Malcolm Jenkins, to your newest Philadelphia Eagle, Marcus Williams. Howie Roseman with the power of EA Sports makes an aggressive pitch to Williams and offers him a 5-year $41.8 million deal with a light signing bonus. While in reality, Williams will cost significantly more, it seems like a no-brainer for the Eagles in the digital multiverse.

Status: Contract Accepted

With the Safety position now locked, it’s time to focus on the wide receiver position. Unfortunately, the Bears tagged Allen Robinson and there’s no way the Eagles can afford Davante Adams with their cap space.

They instead chose to target two wideouts that fit the bill of what they need. JuJu Smith-Schuster is up next. The former standout wide receiver and retired Tik Tok-er currently has an offer on the table from the Bucs but you can’t count out the Eagles just yet. Howie makes an unimpressive offer for the former Steeler. The Eagles offer JuJu and his dancing antics a two-year, $19 million contract.

Status: Rejected, signs with Bucs.

The need for speed

With JuJu off of the Eagles radar now, the birds turn their sights to another young wideout with a smaller from but the speed to make up for it. Christian Kirk gets a heavy offer from the Eagles in hopes that he could fill out the slot role and be the burner that Reagor never was. The Eagles take their shot and offer Kirk a deal worth $31 million for the next 3 years in Philly. 

Status: Contract accepted

JJAW’s worst nightmare

We mentioned that the Eagles would be one of the more aggressive buyers this offseason. Well, how about we turn that aggression up to Robert Pattinson Batman level? What about a trade that may cost more for the Eagles followed by one where they recoup a necessary pick? 

You’ve heard about the Fletcher Cox rumors, you’ve also heard that DK Metcalf is also available….

Well after some tough bargaining, the Eagles finally move on from the defensive anchor in hopes of acquiring an offensive one. After some tough negotiations, the Eagles offer the Seahawks a deal that they can’t refuse. Fletcher Cox paired with a 2022 5th round pick (139th overall), and a 2023 2nd round pick (51st overall) for DK Metcalf, a 2022 5th round pick (138th overall), and a 2023 4th round pick (106th overall).

Status: Trade Accepted

Third Wave – Remove dead weight

Now it’s also tough to lose a 2nd round pick in any year but we know how sneaky good Howie is at recouping any lost compensation. That’s when the Texans come in. The Eagles offer the Texans a fellow Texas native in Jalen Reagor. Reagor is automatically the outcast in the Eagles Wr group due to his lack of production and the new acquisitions of DK Metcalf or Christian Kirk. Somehow, someway, Howie Roseman is of the mindset that he’ll be able to fleece the Texans for a 3rd round pick in exchange for Jalen Reagor.

Status: Trade accepted. Eagles acquire a 2022 3rd round pick (67th overall) in exchange for Jalen Reagor and a 2022 5th round pick (138th overall via the Seahawks)*. 

*I know you prefer the DK Metcalf trade.

Fourth Wave – Fill the Defense

Now that the Eagles have solidified their offense, it’s time to focus on the defensive side of the ball. The Eagles are in a position to put up points, but what’s the point if your defense can’t stop the opposing offense? 

I mentioned earlier that Howie loves to recoup his losses. Well, it’s time to do so. The Eagles put their big boy pants on and make an offer to a former Eagle. One that he can’t refuse. The team watched how Rasul Douglas flourished in Green Bay and believe that he’s a perfect fit for Gannon’s scheme. The team offers Douglas a two-year deal worth up to $10.5 million. Does the ballhawk make his return to South Philly?!

Status: Contract accepted

Douglas won’t be enough to solidify the team secondary. As happy as Eagles fans are of his return, Howie chooses to double-dip at the cornerback position at a reasonable price. Roseman goes after a player that has fallen from grace and could be looking for a way to revive his career. The team offers 30-year-old, Kyle Fuller a 1-year deal worth up to $5.2 million. 

Status: Contract accepted

A big 2021 performer returns

The Eagles currently have a void in the secondary still even after signing Williams, Fuller, and Douglas. They need another safety and are looking to bring back a player that’s familiar with the team and scheme. No, it’s not Rodney McLeod. The birds bring back Anthony Harris to line up with Williams in the secondary. This time they offer him a two-year deal worth up $10.6 million. You add a veteran safety that can start and helped the transition of any new safety you bring in from the draft. 

Status: Contract accepted

Simba is back to finish what he started

Everybody loves a comeback story. What’s a better comeback story than one that involves Philly and the player that got away? The Eagles are in desperate need of a linebacker that can excel in pass coverage. So why not bring back Jordan Hicks? He’s been healthy with the Cardinals for the last three seasons. He’s also tallied 115+ tackles in each of the last three years. Howie loves his guys and Hicks is one of them. The Eagles offer Jordan Hicks a two-year, $8 million contract to help pave the way for any new linebackers that the team drafts.

Status: Contract accepted

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