Eagles

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - DECEMBER 21: Jason Kelce #62 of the Philadelphia Eagles walks off the field after defeating the Washington Football Team at Lincoln Financial Field on December 21, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

by John Kincade

Earlier today on the John Kincade Show we discussed what might be the scariest scenario of the upcoming 2022 season and it most certainly doesn’t indicate they have a deficiency. This could potentially be the swan song for some of the most memorable names in franchise history. The likely candidates? Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham and Jason Kelce are atop the list of legendary names who could play their final Eagles game this season.

The issue really can go in different directions. Does Kelce decide there will be another run after this year? Will Fletcher Cox be not worth the investment and continue to decline in production? Will Brandon Graham be able to return to make an impact? More importantly, in 2022 will we see younger talent ready to ascend into their roles? It will be a lot tougher to move on from veterans if you don’t see a logical reason to do so.

Howie Roseman had a banner off-season in NFL circles getting rave reviews for adding talent to this roster. Here’s hoping that the 2022 performance of these members of the Super Bowl Championship roster create a bunch of difficult decisions heading into 2023. How much will the personal results on the field be measured in comparison to the team results? If the team wins the NFC East, do you roll it back with veterans in 2023 hoping to take that huge next step? What if you have a great year but you believe that moving on from successful veterans is the best long term strategy? Could you afford a step back in 2023 if momentum of 2022 creates large fan expectations? This is why being an arm chair NFL GM on the radio is always a safer career choice.