3 Free Agents Eagles Need to Sign to Make a Super Bowl Run Next Year

Three free agents that the Philadelphia Eagles need to sign to make a Super Bowl run next year.
Three free agents that the Philadelphia Eagles need to sign to make a Super Bowl run next year. / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

The Philadelphia Eagles exceeded expectations in 2021 by making the NFL playoffs for the fourth time in the last five seasons. A roster mixed between young unproven players and established veterans leaves the front office with a lot of interesting decisions to make during the offseason.

General manager Howie Roseman has an opportunity to bolster the depth on the team through free agency. After all, Philadelphia is projected to have over $20 million in available cap space and the market is filled with talented playmakers looking for a fresh start.

Here's a look at three free agents that the Eagles need to sign to make a Super Bowl run next season.

Eagles Free Agent Targets

1. Tyrann Mathieu, DB

The Eagles are in desperate need of a player capable of making the game-winning plays on the backside. Veteran safety Anthony Harris was a serviceable starter in 2021, but he struggled to keep up in coverage at times. Even though it may get pricey, signing Tyrann Mathieu would be a massive upgrade here. The three-time All-Pro has posted at least 3 interceptions in each of the last three seasons and has racked up 27 pass breakups during that same span. There's no doubt that defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon would love to have someone with the ability to cover opposing pass-catchers or fill in the gaps in rush defense. This would be a big-time move.

2. DJ Chark, WR

The Eagles fan base has to be excited about what they saw out of wide receiver DeVonta Smith during his rookie season (916 yards). The only problem is that the team lacks any kind of depth behind him. Players like Chris Godwin and Allen Robinson are likely going to be too expensive for Philadelphia, but not DJ Chark. While he 25-year-old has dealt with his fair share of injuries over the past two years, he still averages 13.9 yards per catch in his career and has a 1,000-yard season under his belt. Chark may be looking to bet on himself by signing a short-term deal. That fits Philadelphia's game plan almost perfectly.

3. Ronald Jones, RB

Both Boston Scott and Jordan Howard are set to enter free agency this offseason, which leaves the Eagles a bit thin in the backfield. It would be smart to sign a running back capable of stepping into a bigger role if need be. Ronald Jones has experience in carrying a heavy workload and experience in being a complementary back. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneer averages 4.5 yards per carry in his career and has proven to be a reliable receiver (7.5 yards per reception). At only 24 years old, Jones may not have even hit his full potential. That has to be enticing for Philadelphia after averaging the most rushing yards per game in the NFL this past season (156.1).

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