There are plenty of reasons why the Eagles and their fanbase should feel optimistic about their team’s defeat in Super Bowl LVII. The biggest, of course, is the return of franchise quarterback, Jalen Hurts and a plethora of key skill guys that will be key to the quarterback’s continued development.
That doesn’t mean there aren’t decisions to make.
With 20 free agents on the outs, and a big extension looming for Jalen Hurts, general manager Howie Roseman will need to work out his priorities for the coming offseason. And as we get closer to the start of NFL free agency, let’s take a look at who should stay and who should leave in regards to the offensive skill groups.
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Miles Sanders – Go
Sanders had a career year in Philly but was extremely quiet down the stretch. It won’t make sense for Roseman and the Eagles to bring him back on a lucrative deal – they’ve never done so before. Roseman understands, at least on offense, how you can get top play from value players. It doesn’t make sense to go away from that thought process here. Sanders had a terrific last season here but the playoff run and subsequent contract talks are the biggest reasons why he is going to be a free agent.
Boston Scott – Stay
Scott won’t command the kind of money that Miles Sanders will be asking for and that’s the reason he’ll likely stay. Scott showed a nice burst as he’s done throughout his career and will be a nice keep for the Eagles’ offense. It also helps because he dominates in the Giants in ways we have never seen before.
Zach Pascal – Stay
He’s more reliable than Quez Watkins (still not over the drop) and is a great blocker. Pascal won’t get a lot of money on the open market and, for that reason, is an easy candidate to stay and help continue the development of the entire offense. He’s a lunchpail guy that you can’t let walk at least for the locker room.
Tyree Jackson – Go
Jackson was an interesting question mark a couple of seasons ago but hasn’t stayed healthy. The Eagles won’t keep him.
Gardner Minshew – Go
The Eagles needed Gardner Minshew to win one of two games he started this year. He failed on both and played poorly in one of them. Minshew’s swagger can make him an unbelievable backup option but he gets too frazzled in the pocket and it leads to disaster. Add in the fact that a team is going to be desperate enough to give him a chance to start and there’s no way the Eagles are going to keep him here.
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