The Philadelphia Eagles head into the 2014 offseason in pretty good shape in all aspects. The team went 10-6 in Year 1 under Chip Kelly, setting franchise records in both points scored and total yards gained. Quarterback Nick Foles is looking like a franchise signal-caller, and best yet, he’s still set to make just a $615,000 base salary from his rookie deal.
That means the team has plenty of cap room to work with, and there are a handful of free agents who will definitely be on Kelly’s radar. Per Eaglescap.com, GM Howie Roseman has a little over $20 million of money under the cap, which is a tribute to the organization’s phenomenal job at managing the cap on a yearly basis.
The Eagles have to be careful to balance the players the team targets in free agency. No Eagles fan can forget what happened just three offseasons ago, when Philadelphia signed a slew of big-name players (led by Nnamdi Asomugha) and got minimal results.
There is enough cap room that Philly should sign a key player of need. Safety needs to be the top position, as this cost the Eagles in 2013. The following breaks down seven players the team should target (excluding current Eagles players who are hitting free agency, namely Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper).