2018 Disaster Draft: The Philadelphia Eagles

Well, winning the Super Bowl sure made it easy for the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason. They have a ton of quality players locked up for a long time. So far in this exercise, they’re the first franchise I had to trim the fat down to sixteen (my initial count had twenty-four players). Obviously, winning the Super Bowl is made easier by a quality roster. My job is made even easier by the Eagles trading for Michael Bennett for a song. He’s made it into this list, mostly because Philadelphia is after Seattle alphabetically. Who are the other fifteen players the Eagles protect in a disaster draft? This was, surprisingly, the hardest one so far. If I didn’t keep a player you thought I should, I invite you to start your own website and start an insane project where you review the rosters of every single team in the league to make up some weird disaster draft scenario a reality.

Lost in free agency: Darren Sproles, Trey Burton, Nigel Bradham, LeGarrette Blount, Corey Graham, Dannell Ellerbe, Donnie Jones

The No Doubters:

Player POS. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Fletcher Cox DT $17,900,000 $22,000,000 $20,300,000 $17,200,000 $17,100,000
Lane Johnson RT $12,484,375 $13,100,000 $11,085,000 $8,565,000 UFA
Brandon Brooks G $11,136,397 $10,136,397 $9,636,397 UFA
Jason Peters LT $10,666,666 $10,666,668 UFA
Michael Bennett DE $8,387,500 $8,737,500 $10,237,500 UFA
Brandon Graham DE $8,000,000 UFA
Mychal Kendricks OLB $7,600,000 $8,600,000 UFA
Carson Wentz QB $7,275,365 $8,487,926 UFA
Jason Kelce C $7,200,000 $6,500,000 $7,000,000 UFA
Alshon Jeffery WR $4,125,000 $14,625,000 $15,875,000 $15,875,000 UFA
Ronald Darby CB $1,058,139 UFA

Not surprisingly, there’s a lot of up-front talent here, as the trench battle is the clear strength of the Philadelphia Eagles roster. The scary part for the rest of the league is that only two of these players are prospective free agents after next season, and six of them are locked up through at least 2020. The Eagles are here to stay, folks.

 

The More-Than-Likely Staying:

Player POS. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Zach Ertz TE $10,595,000 $9,995,000 $9,745,000 $8,395,000 UFA
Malcolm Jenkins FS $10,000,000 $9,750,000 $9,250,000 UFA
Rodney McLeod FS $8,406,250 $9,906,250 $10,906,250 UFA
Nick Foles QB $7,600,000 $6,100,000 $6,100,000 $6,100,000
Jay Ajayi RB $1,907,000 UFA

Zach Ertz gets a maybe because I couldn’t have twelve freaking players in the no doubters. I told you, the Eagles are just too good for this world. Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod are high-quality secondary players and locked up for years and years. Foles is protected to flip to the Arches or Conquistadors after their draft. Jay Ajayi gets a maybe because his lower leg could literally fall off the rest of his body at any point.

 

The Leftovers:

These guys aren’t protected, and there are a lot of quality players here. Don’t cry for them, they just won a ring.

Player POS. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Vinny Curry DE $11,000,000 $11,250,000 $12,250,000 UFA
Torrey Smith WR $5,000,000 $5,000,000 UFA
Brent Celek TE $5,000,000 UFA
Timmy Jernigan DT $5,000,000 $13,000,000 $14,000,000 $14,000,000 UFA
Nelson Agholor WR $2,983,710 UFA
Stefen Wisniewski C $2,958,333 $3,708,334 UFA
Derek Barnett DE $2,920,630 $3,504,756 $4,088,882 UFA
Chris Long DE $2,350,000 $2,350,000 $2,350,000 $2,350,000
Jordan Hicks ILB $2,070,183 UFA
Chris Maragos FS $2,000,000 $2,250,000 UFA
Chance Warmack G $1,984,375 UFA
Sidney Jones CB $1,395,475 $1,674,570 $1,953,665 UFA
Steven Means DE $905,000 UFA
Isaac Seumalo G $854,966 $939,966 UFA
Rasul Douglas CB $756,572 $846,572 $931,322 UFA
Mack Hollins WR $714,283 $804,283 $894,283 UFA
Wendell Smallwood RB $691,144 $781,146 UFA
Halapoulivaati Vaitai T $686,281 $776,282 UFA
Jalen Mills S $649,214 $739,214 UFA
Destiny Vaeao DT $632,668 RFA
Nate Sudfeld QB $630,000 RFA
Marquess Wilson WR $630,000 UFA
Bryce Treggs WR $630,000 $720,000 RFA
Kamu Grugier-Hill OLB $630,000 $720,000 UFA
Rick Lovato LS $630,000 RFA
Donnel Pumphrey RB $623,972 $788,972 $878,972 UFA
Shelton Gibson WR $619,309 $709,309 $799,310 UFA
Elijah Qualls DT $586,801 $676,801 $766,801 UFA
Joe Walker ILB $570,034 $735,035 UFA
Corey Clement RB $558,333 $648,334 RFA
Marcus Johnson WR $555,000 ERFA
Billy Brown TE $555,000 ERFA
Joshua Perkins TE $555,000 $645,000 RFA
Billy Brown TE $555,000
Dillon Gordon TE $555,000
Nate Gerry OLB $555,000 $645,000 RFA
Nate Gerry OLB $555,000 $645,000
DeVante Bausby CB $555,000 ERFA
Jake Elliott K $555,000 ERFA
Dominique Williams WR $485,000 ERFA
Aziz Shittu DT $483,750 ERFA
Randall Goforth S $480,666 $570,668 RFA
Greg Ward QB $480,000 $570,000 ERFA
Greg Ward QB $480,000 $570,000
Rashard Davis WR $480,000 $570,000 ERFA
Adam Zaruba TE $480,000 $570,000 ERFA
Darrell Greene G $480,000 $570,000 ERFA
Jon Toth C $480,000 $570,000 ERFA
Winston Craig DT $480,000 ERFA
Alex McCalister DE $480,000 $570,000
Winston Craig DT $480,000
Elie Bouka CB $480,000 $570,000 ERFA
D.J. Killings CB $480,000 $570,000 ERFA
Tre’ Sullivan S $480,000 $570,000 ERFA
Tre’ Sullivan S $480,000 $570,000
Cameron Johnston P $480,000 $570,000 ERFA

 

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