Which of the Eagles pending free agents on offense will stay and go?

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 19: Philadelphia Eagles WR Quez Watkins (16) carries the ball in the first half during the game between the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles on September 19, 2021 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

The Eagles have plenty of decisions to make this offseason especially after losing 32-9 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. From the unknown of the coaching staff to the needed shake up of their entire roster, the Eagles front office will have plenty of tough decisions to make. Here’s an outlook of who should stay or go on the offensive side of the football.

Offense Edition

Quarterback

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) throws the ball during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)

Marcus Mariota– Elevating Tanner McKee to QB2 and drafting a QB3 to develop would seem to be the most logical choice.. Use the extra money in free agency to throw at positions they desperately need help at. And let’s face it, if Hurts goes down for any extended period of time, Marcus did not show enough to instill confidence that he would be Foles 2.0. 

Verdict: Go 

Running Backs

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Philadelphia Eagles running back D’Andre Swift scores against the New York Giants during the second half of an NFL football game Monday, Dec. 25, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

D’Andre Swift– Swift will be an interesting case. On one hand, he had the best season of his NFL career, on the other, he may feel that he was underutilized. This decision likely comes down to money. If Swift can get significantly more from the market, the Eagles won’t match it. If the Eagles value him close to the league price tag, the hometown will likely win out. I am not very confident in deciding this one.

Verdict: Stay 

Boston Scott– The Eagles may want to retain Boston for the 2024 season, especially if Swift leaves. He is a solid player who has been reliable as a rotational backup. It would not be surprising to see him back on a one-year deal, but this is the first season I feel like they need to move on.

Verdict: Go

Rashaad Penny -Can not imagine he would want to come back, nor that the Eagles will want him back.

Verdict: Go 

Wide Receiver

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Olamide Zaccheaus celebrates after catching a touchdown pass over Buffalo Bills safety Micah Hyde during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Olamide Zaccheaus– If he wants to be relegated to another season of having 10 receptions and has absolutely no other offers, the Eagles would likely welcome him back as WR4 or 5 on a cheap contract. He seems to have potential, but Oz has 104 receptions and 1492 yards in 5 NFL seasons, AJ Brown has done that in back-to-back seasons.

Verdict: Go

Quez Watkins- The writing has been on the wall for the past 2 seasons. When healthy, Quez is a dynamic vertical threat who has the speed to open up all of the routes underneath. Unfortunately, injuries and drops derailed his stay in Philadelphia. He will latch on to another team and provide a couple of highlights for them, but it is doubtful he is in the Eagle’s plans.

Verdict: Go

Julio Jones– This feels very much like Suh from last year. Someone who came in, fit great as an extra guy, and did a lot of things well, but at the end of the day is not a long-term solution or where the Eagles want to go with the position.

Verdict: Go

Tight End

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Denver Broncos tight end Albert Okwuegbunam catches a touchdown pass against the Los Angeles Ramsduring the first half of an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Albert Okwuegbunam– After trading for Albert O, the Eagles never found a role for him, and subsequently, he barely saw the field. Whatever they saw in him from afar, they have not seen after getting a closer look.

Verdict: Go

Jack Stoll (restricted free agent) Jack is a great pass blocker but just not a threat in the passing game. When Goedert went out injured, the backup tight ends were unable to provide any value to the passing game. It is time to find more of a duel threat as TE2. 

Verdict: Go

Offensive Line

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) helps up Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (62) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Jason Kelce– He has earned his retirement and everyone wishes him well. Fans can not wait to see the Super Bowl champion enter the Hall of Fame.

Verdict: Retire

Roderick Johnson- If they can sign him to a similar deal as a last-line of defense backup at tackle, he may find his way back to Philadelphia. This does not seem likely.

Verdict: Go

Sua Opeta- If the Eagles are unwilling or able to retain a couple of these guys, their depth may be challenged for the first time in many years. Stoutland is the best in the business and the team is confident he will keep churning out top-tier starters, but replacing 4 players from the O-line room would be a tall order.

Verdict: Stay

Jack Driscoll – See Opeta. Driscoll offers versatility, is reliable, has been trusted by the staff, and serves well when called upon. Once again, replacing 4 OL would be a tall task.

Verdict: Stay

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