The Philadelphia Eagles didn’t dabble a whole lot in free agency this offseason—much to the chagrin of some observers—but with good reason. While the club is in good financial health at an estimated $18 million under the salary cap, according to Spotrac, the Eagles will be happy to roll that leftover money into next year.
That’s because there are a number of players on the team who will be up for new contracts next year. Of course, you have your impending free agents, some of whom will be retained, others allowed to depart. Then there are the kids who will be coming up on the final year of their rookie contracts and will be eligible to negotiate an extension for the first time.
By my count, the Eagles have no fewer than four young players they will likely attempt to lock up for the long-term next offseason, in addition to three upcoming free agents to consider. Who are they, and what is likely to happen in what is either essentially or literally a contract year?