It took all of one season for Chip Kelly to get the Philadelphia Eagles franchise back on its feet. Now comes the hard part: building out the roster to compete for a Super Bowl.
In a perfect world, the Birds would spend lavishly on free agents this offseason, surround their impressive, young core with the NFL’s top available talent and take a run at a championship. Sadly, there’s this little thing called the salary cap that the team must work within the confines of.
Actually, it’s a big part of what makes the NFL offseason so much fun. The cap forces front offices to allocate ever dollar carefully when constructing the roster. Any money spent on one position naturally takes away from how much can be spent on another.
So how does it break down for the Eagles?
First, let's look at the club's overall cap health, followed by where those dollars and cents are going at each position. From that, we should be able to get a sense of where more spending is needed and what spending needs to be scaled back.