Low-Cost Playmakers the Eagles Should Target in Free Agency

Jason Schandl
Low-cost playmakers the Eagles should sign in free agency for the 2020 NFL season.
Low-cost playmakers the Eagles should sign in free agency for the 2020 NFL season. / Steven Ryan/Getty Images
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The Philadelphia Eagles had an encouraging 2019 season, making the playoffs and winning the NFC East. One obvious weakness, however, was a lack of playmakers.

Carson Wentz and Zach Ertz played well, and Miles Sanders and Dallas Goedert both stepped up in a big way. But other than that, they were really hurting for playmaking options, especially once Alshon Jeffery got hurt.

The Eagles are in the bottom half of the NFL in cap space this offseason, so here are three low-cost playmakers they can target to give their offense a boost for 2020.

1. Randall Cobb, WR

Randall Cobb before a 2019 game against Washington.
Randall Cobb before a 2019 game against Washington. / Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Randall Cobb had something of a resurgence in 2019, but it was a quiet one, and the soon-to-be-30-year-old isn't likely to command a big contract this offseason. Cobb showed he can still be a big-time playmaker out of the slot, averaging a career-high 15.1 yards per reception while hauling in 55 receptions for the Dallas Cowboys last year. That kind of production is nothing to sneeze at, and the Eagles would be well served to snatch him away from their rivals.

2. Devin Funchess, WR

Devin Funchess during Colts training camp in 2019.
Devin Funchess during Colts training camp in 2019. / Justin Casterline/Getty Images

A different type of receiving threat than Cobb, the 6-foot-4 Devin Funchess is an imposing threat on the outside. He spent most of 2019 on IR and was a non-factor when he returned, and that should keep the asking price down in 2020. He's just 25 years old and racked up 161 receptions, 2,233 yards and 21 touchdowns over his first four seasons, so a healthy Funchess clearly brings some upside.

3. Demarcus Robinson, WR

Demarcus Robinson during Super Bowl 54.
Demarcus Robinson during Super Bowl 54. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Demarcus Robinson had a hard time finding the field in a loaded Kansas City Chiefs' offense in 2019, but when he got his chances he made the most of them. The speedster caught 32 passes for 449 yards, averaging 14.0 per reception and scoring 4 touchdowns. With DeSean Jackson getting older and coming off an injury-plagued season, the Eagles would be wise to add another speedy deep threat.


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