Philadelphia Eagles Depth Chart
- NFC East
- Lincoln Financial Field
- Head Coach
- Nick Sirianni
- Offensive Coordinator
- Shane Steichen
- Defensive Coordinator
- Jonathan Gannon
- Special Teams Coach
- Michael Clay
- Defensive Scheme
The Philadelphia Eagles plan on releasing wide receiver Alshon Jeffery when the new league year begins in March. With a much younger wideout corps expected for 2021, the move has been obvious for quite a while. Philadelphia also officially released veteran pass-catcher DeSean Jackson on Monday after he said the team was releasing him last week on his Instagram account. Jeffery is heading into his age-31 season and hasn't played in a full season since 2017 due to various injuries. He managed to play in just seven games (two starts) in 2020, catching just six of his 13 targets for 115 yards and a touchdown. A Pro Bowler in 2013 with the Bears, Jeffery's fantasy value has fallen off a cliff the last several years, and he's unlikely to be in play for fantasy managers this fall.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson announced that he will be released on his Instagram on Friday. Jackson was due $9 million in non-guaranteed salary for the 2021 season. The speedy yet oft-injured deep threat said that he still wants to play at the age of 34. Jackson's second stint with the Eagles was forgettable, as he had just 23 catches for 395 yards and three touchdowns in eight games due to injuries over the last two seasons. He was brought back to be a field-stretching option for Carson Wentz (now with the Colts) in 2019, but he missed most of the season due to injury and the Eagles brought in more receiver help through the draft. The Eagles will incur $5.8 million in dead money in 2021 by releasing Jackson, while saving $4.85 million. Wherever he lands, he'll be a boom/bust deep threat as a big injury risk on top of it.
The Philadelphia Eagles named Shane Steichen as their new offensive coordinator on Thursday. Steichen was formerly the Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator and worked with head coach Nick Sirianni in LA. There's no guarantee that quarterback Carson Wentz will be around, but second-year QB Jalen Hurts is an intriguing youngster to work with under center. Sirianni's staff will also include quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson, offensive quality control coach Alex Tanney, defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon and special teams coordinator Michael Clay. Tanney, a journeyman backup quarterback, just retired from the NFL on Tuesday. Steichen helped Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert win Offensive Rookie of the Year, so he could do wonders for Hurts as well.
It was reported over the weekend that a trade of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was coming in the next few days, with the Chicago Bears one of the most aggressive teams. The Indianapolis Colts are also believed to be interested. However, nothing is imminent as of Monday and the Eagles are waiting for a deal that they believe is worth it. One possibility, although unlikely, is that they do not receive an offer to their liking and keep Wentz for the 2021 season. The expectation is that he'll be traded and that Jalen Hurts will begin next year as the Eagles starting signal-caller. The 28-year-old had the worst season of his career in 2020 and was benched in favor of the rookie Hurts down the stretch. While he's still on the right side of 30 and is athletic enough to be a starter in the NFL, Wentz has some work to do to get back in the good graces of fantasy managers. Perhaps a change of scenery will be the spark that he needs.
Teams have started calling the Philadelphia Eagles about a potential trade for quarterback Carson Wentz, according to sources. However, the Eagles are in no rush to trade Wentz and currently intend for him to return in 2021 under new head coach Nick Sirianni. But they have fielded calls and general manager Howie Roseman will always listen. It's unclear what the asking price for Wentz might be after Detroit just acquired two first-round picks, a third-rounder and Jared Goff for Matthew Stafford. The Colts will always be linked to Wentz because of their need for a QB and his familiarity with head coach Frank Reich. Trading Wentz before his $10 million roster bonus is due on March 19 would give Philly a more manageable dead-money charge of $33.8 million for 2021. Wentz has not formally requested a trade, but his relationship with the team is strained after he was benched in favor of rookie Jalen Hurts last season.