Chip Kelly did a masterful job in his first season as head coach, coaxing 10 wins and a division title out of a 2012 club that went 4-12.
Kelly turned third-round quarterback Nick Foles into a Pro Bowl quarterback, and his health and fitness regime led to the healthiest offensive line in the National Football League. Even the defense overachieved under coordinator Billy Davis’ new 3-4 scheme.
What Kelly did, though, was send an offseason message by releasing three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, DeSean Jackson, even after Jackson’s most productive campaign. This should be a wake-up call to the other highly-paid veterans on the team, namely the following five players.
Whether it be declining performance, high cap hits or the emergence of younger players, five Eagles veterans may be entering their final season with the club in 2014.