The Philadelphia Eagles have a lot of work to do to return to a playoff team, let alone one of the top teams in the National Football League.
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.
It's unclear which route the Eagles will take in free agency.
In 2011, the Eagles turned in one of the most famous offseason free-agent signing sprees in NFL history, acquiring Nnamdi Asomugha, Cullen Jenkins, Vince Young, Ronnie Brown, Steve Smith, Evan Mathis and (in a trade) Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
But in 2012, the Eagles were very quiet in free agency, choosing instead to focus on re-signing their own players to long-term contracts.
With free agency scheduled to begin Tuesday, the Eagles have already been linked to a number of players. Here are a number of players the Eagles could end up signing.