In an ongoing offseason series, experts from The 33rd Team offer three things each team can do to improve in 2023.
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Here is my list of three things that would improve the Philadelphia Eagles:
3 Ways to Fix the Eagles
1. Extend Jalen Hurts
Jalen Hurts is deserving of a contract extension. There’s a lot of talk about what that salary number should look like. If they sign him, that frees up a little more cap space for other guys. They have a lot of free agents.
This also assures everybody on the roster that this is “our guy.” You don’t want a Lamar Jackson situation moving forward. Get that deal done and move on.
2. Restructure Some Contracts
The Eagles only have $5.4 million in cap space. There is the potential to get to about $25 or $30 million if you restructure some of these deals. Lane Johnson, you know you need him. Darius Slay, you need him. You can restructure some of these deals where it makes sense and create other opportunities to sign some of these free agents.
3. Figure out Jason Kelce’s plan
He is your center. This is going to impact everyone else after. Does Jason Kelce still want to play? If he does, you sign him and make sure that offensive line stays intact and Hurts is still protected.
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