The first day of Free Agency was a busy day for the Philadelphia Eagles. The team signed the top playmaker in this years Free Agent class Alshon Jeffery. Jeffery is a huge acquisition that frankly puts the Eagles at the top of the NFC East. Jeffery turned down a long term deal from the Vikings to ultimately cash in for a one year deal worth 14 million dollars with the Eagles.
The one year bet on me deal is great for not only Alshon but it’s even better for the Eagles. The Eagles have given their young prize fighter Carson Wentz a weapon on the outside that will burn secondaries all year long.The growth of Carson is essential for the Eagles long term success and Wentz is about to become a lot more successful. The Eagles have paired Jeffery up with former 49ers WR Torrey Smith who signed a 3 year 15 million dollar deal with birds as well.
The Eagles on paper have a chance to be a contender in the NFC this year. The WR talent was the worst in the NFL and gave the Eagles no chance to be a contender. Alshon changes that. If the Eagles can come away with a running game to compliment the passing game than they’re right there with the Falcons and Packers.
Let’s not forget about defense because the Eagles are very suspect at that part of the game. The Eagles can look to draft a CB with the the 1st round pick the Eagles got in the Sam Bradford trade. The Eagles can also use a early pick on a DL that the Eagles will desperately need after letting Bennie Logan walk and cutting Connor Barwin. The last year the Eagles went CB with their 1st pick was in 2002 by drafting Lito Sheppard. They followed that up with draft not one but two CBs in the 2nd round.
Everyone knows that Doug Pederson is Andy Reid 2.0 so maybe just maybe Pederson is looking to pull an similar move in this year’s draft. Overall the team’s stock is up and that is all you can ask for. Thank you Howie Roseman.