The Eagles are in a precarious situation offensively and need to bring in some young talent around quarterback . With current targets that include Nelson Agholor and Dorial Green-Beckham, Philadelphia had the fifth-highest drop rate in the league last season — not to mention an aging and injured group of running backs. While the team will add some depth during the NFL draft, they still need to make some moves in free agency to revive the roster.
Jeffery played under the franchise tag in 2016, worth $14.599 million. And while he’ll likely be looking for similar money moving forward, that would still be in the Eagles’ price range and a good bailout option for Wentz downfield.
Likelihood of signing: Medium. Jeffery could benefit from having a steady quarterback to work with, and Wentz desperately needs some dependability at the receiver position. The Eagles reportedly tried to trade for Jeffery midseason in 2016 to avoid a free agency bidding war, but didn’t end up coming close to a deal.
The first couple of seasons with Sanchez resulted in AFC Championship bids, but largely due to a stellar offensive line and the strength of the defense. His decline began in 2011, and he brought us delightful moments like the Buttfumble in 2012, and the Jets really haven’t recovered.
Last season, the Texans thought they’d addressed the problem, bringing in Osweiler on a four-year, $72 million contract with $37 million guaranteed. Unfortunately, Osweiler didn’t play like a franchise quarterback and ended up being benched late in the season for Tom Savage. Now the Texans have a decision to make on Osweiler’s future, but cutting him carries $25 million in dead money. It’s a sticky situation.