The John Kincade Show discussed the blizzard of Philadelphia Eagles news in NFL free agency during the St. Patrick’s Day broadcast from the Irish Horne in Richboro.

Howie Roseman is the architect of two Super Bowl rosters with two different head coaches and two different quarterbacks. He’s trying desperately to keep up the shrewd roster management.

John brought up Roseman’s approach to a long list of free agents in a little exercise by asking the guys to rank the Eagles starters in 2022 based on order of importance (1:08:32 on YouTube video below). 

“Did Howie actually address the priority guys?  -John Kincade

Eagles Offense

The positional priority quickly became clear.

“Howie properly prioritized Jason Kelce over… going after Miles Sanders.” -Kincade

The decision to let Sanders walk away lines up with the diminishing value of NFL running backs. It should be no surprise that the Eagles, who always prioritize the trenches, locked up a dominant offensive lineman with five first-team All-Pro selections in his last six seasons.

Pat Egan questioned how Miles Sanders rushed for 1269 yards in 2022 but somehow qualifies as the 10th most important player on his unit.

  1. Jalen Hurts (QB)
  2. Lane Johnson (RT)
  3. Jason Kelce (C)
  4. A.J. Brown (WR)
  5. DeVonta Smith (WR)
  6. Jordan Mailata (LT)
  7. Landon Dickerson (LG)
  8. Dallas Goedert (TE)
  9. Isaac Seumalo (RG)
  10. Miles Sanders (RB)
  11. Quez Watkins (WR)

It’s easy to see the value of quarterbacks, offensive linemen, and wide receivers in the eyes of the Philadelphia Eagles when you look at the full list of 11.

Eagles Defense

Defense was a little tougher, especially with so many rotating packages and snap distributions.

Haason Reddick unsurprisingly topped the list in the same exercise on defense (2:07:35). John and Pat were bound to gush over a former Temple Owl coming off a 16-sack regular season.

The bottom of the defensive list told us more about Howie Roseman’s offseason. Everyone knew to expect some losses in free agency. No teams reach the Super Bowl without the rest of the NFL watching their players and jumping on an opportunity steal a few.

The Eagles lost solid contributors in T.J. Edwards, Marcus Epps, and Kyzir White. However, they took care of more important priorities at cornerback and on the defensive line.

  1. Haason Reddick
  2. Javon Hargrave
  3. Darius Slay
  4. Josh Sweat
  5. C.J. Gardner-Johnson
  6. James Bradberry
  7. Fletcher Cox
  8. Brandon Graham
  9. T.J. Edwards
  10. Marcus Epps
  11. Kyzir White

Javon Hargrave will be the toughest free agent loss that the Eagles will need to compensate for, but the depth of the defensive line in 2022 was arguably the team’s biggest strength before an underwhelming performance in the Super Bowl.

Expect the Eagles to add a defensive tackle with one of their two first-round picks to satisfy one priority that Howie Roseman openly admitted on the first day of training camp in 2022.

“I think you’ve seen over the last few years an increased emphasis from us as a front office in interior pass rushers.” -Howie Roseman

With the fate of most of Philadelphia’s key free agents now settled, one major puzzle piece is still left on the board. Will the salary cap wizard figure out a way to bring back C.J. Gardner-Johnson?

An extension for Jalen Hurts is looming, but The John Kincade Show can’t help but praise Howie for the maneuvering he’s done during the first week of NFL free agency.


Tracking All The Eagles Free Agency News

  • Eagles Sign Nicholas Morrow

    And now the Eagles have found their Linebacker. They signed Nicholas Morrow to a one-year deal. Find out more about him here.

    Eagles Make Low Risk Signing By Bringing in Linebacker Nicholas Morrow

  • Eagles Sign Safety Justin Evans

    The Eagles found a Safety!!! But this is probably, hopefully, not their only move. Justin Evans has been in the league for a few years now, splitting time between the Saints and Bucs. But injuries have limited his career, and he is probably more of a depth move than a replacement for CJ Gardner Johnson.

  • Isaac Seumalo Signs with Steelers

    As predicted, Isaac Seumalo is leaving in free agency. he is heading out to Pittsburgh to play for the Steelers. Expect Cam Jurgens to take his spot at RG.

  • Cj Gardner Johnson heading to the Lions

    CJ Gardner Johnson is not returning to Philly.

    CJ Gardner Johnson Signs With Detroit, Leaving Eagles Bare at Safety

  • Eagles Sign Marcus Mariota to be thier Back-Up QB

    They finally did the deal! Just 8 years later.

    Eagles “Do The Deal” And Sign Marcus Mariota


  • Eagles Sign CB Greedy Williams

    Not only did the Eagles bring back both of their outside Corners, but they brought in a new one too. They signed LSU Alumni Greedy Williams, who was drafted by the Browns.

  • Darius Slay staying in Philly?

    Just when we thought Slay was gone, it appears he is now staying. No official word yet, but the word is that Slay will come back to Philly despite earlier reports he had been cut. A new deal could be in the works.

    Darius Slay Staying in Philly, Expected To Agree to Reworked Deal

  • Miles Sanders Heading to Carolina

    It was assumed from the start that Mile Sanders would not be returning. That became more clear when the Eagles added Rashaad Penny and brought back Boston Scott. Now it become official. Miles Sanders is heading out to Carolina to join another former Eagle, Frank Reich.

  • Fletcher Cox Agrees to One Year Deal with Eagles

    The Eagles have now held onto all of the mainstays from the Andy Reid era. First Brandon Graham, then Jason Kelce, and now Fletcher Cox. He is back on a one-year $10 million deal.

  • James Bradberry Returns to the Eagles on a 3-Year Deal

    James Bradberry Back With the Eagles on a 3-Year Deal

  • Boston Scott Returns To Philly

    And after signing Rashaad Penny, they also bring back one of their own RBs. Boston Scott is returning for another year to get carries behind Kenny Gainwell and Penny.


  • Kyzir White Reunites with Jonathan Gannon in Arizona

    And now we know both starting linebackers are gone. Kyzir White is heading to Arizona to reunite with Gannon. Nakobe Dean will fill one of the linebacker spots. The question now becomes who fills the second one.

  • Rashaad Penny Signs One-Year Deal with Eagles

    The Eagles made their first outside signing. They brought in Rashaad Penny on a one-year deal.

    Rashaad Penny Signs One-Year Deal with The Eagles

  • Marcus Epps Heading to Las Vegas

    And the hits keep coming. Marcus Epps is heading to Las Vegas to play for the Raiders. Making the Eagles’ need to hold onto CJ Gardner Johnson even greater. Because if not, they will be down both Safeties, with undrafted Rookie Reed Blankenship as the best Safety on the roster. Not ideal. This now makes 3 defensive starters they have lost, and they still could lose CJ, James Bradberry, Fletcher Cox, and Kyzir White.

  • Andre Dillard To The Titans

    No one thought Dillard would be returning. but now we get confirmation. The former 1st round pick heads to the Titans, and will finally get a chance to start. And the Eagles’ depth at Tackle takes a hit.

  • Brett Toth Returns

    Not the returning free agent everyone was looking for. But Toth returns to Philly after being cut earlier in the month.

  • Javon Hargrave Gets Massive Deal With 49ers

    And then there is some bad news. Javon Hargrave is not only leaving Philly, but he is also heading to someone the Eagles will be competing with in the NFC. The 49ers gave him  4-year, $84 million deal, with $40 million guaranteed.

  • Jason Kelce Announces He is Returning For Another Season

    More good news for the Eagles. Jason Kelce is coming back for at leas tone more season!

    Jason Kelce Returning For Another Season

  • T.J. Edwards Signs With The Bears

    We know the Eagles do not value Linebackers. TJ Edwards played very well last year. But with a QB to pay and several other important holes to fill, TJ Edwards was a cap casualty. He heads to the Bears with a 3-year deal.

  • Brandon Graham Returns To Philly

    We know at least one guy who is returning. Brandon Graham signed a one-year deal on Friday to remain in Philly. he has a chance to move into first all-time in game splayed for the Eagles, and 3rd all-time among Eagles sacks leaders.

  • Darius Slay Signs Extension With the Eagles

    Darius Slay and Eagles Agree to 2-Year Extension Worth Up To $42 Million