The pressure is on for new head coach Chip Kelly as he attempts to rebuild the Philadelphia Eagles.
In 2012, the team lost 11 of its final 12 games under Andy Reid, who was fired immediately following the season's final game. The Eagles, who reached the playoffs in nine years under Coach Reid, have missed the postseason in consecutive years and are now one of the worst teams in the National Football League.
Kelly's new squad has weaknesses at a number of different positions, notably quarterback. Veteran Michael Vick was re-signed to a one-year deal following a dismal 2012 season in which he combined for 10 interceptions and four fumbles in just 10 starts. He is just one of a number of quarterbacks on the roster, including last year's rookie Nick Foles, veteran Trent Edwards, former University of Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon and Arena Football League quarterback G.J. Kinne.
The Eagles have holes at the other positions too, particularly the secondary, where all four members from the 2012 starting lineup deserve to be replaced this offseason. Defensive tackle and linebacker are also major areas of need.
Fixing the Eagles isn't something that Kelly will be able to do just in free agency, as he'll have the draft as well. But it begins in mid-March.
Unlike Reid in his now infamous 2011 free-agent signing spree, Kelly would be smart to make most of the improvements to the team's roster in the draft. But there are definitely a few players the Eagles should target in free agency.
First, they need to examine the eight players on their own roster and determine whether they're worth keeping or getting rid of. The following slides will address each player, ending with whether or not they're worth re-signing.