The 2021-2022 season for the Philadelphia Eagles is officially over. After losing in their wild card playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Eagles are looking onward and upward as they plan to continue their rebuild.
However, in order to do that, it’s time for some players to hang up their midnight green jerseys and bid farewell to Philadelphia.
FIVE PLAYERS THE EAGLES SHOULD PART WAYS WITH
This literally comes as no surprise.
Reagor was a first-round draft pick in 2020, and the high hopes that were had are gone. He has produced so little that he’s become one of six wide receivers in NFL history to have been drafted in the first round and have fewer than 700 career receiving yards. Last season, he completed 396 yards for one touchdown and only a measly 299 yards (and two touchdowns) this year.
Many have compared him to former Eagles’ player Nelson Agholor, but at least Agholor took accountability for his mistakes. Reagor, on the other hand, finds pleasure in re-tweeting posts about how good he’ll be one day. Whether that’s true or not, do we want to wait another season to find out?
This week, Howie Roseman commented on Reagor’s performance. He stated, “Certainly we expected more out of him. We had an honest conversation with him after the season about what he needs to do to get better and how we can help.” If Roseman cuts him, the Eagles take a dead money cap of $7.8 million.
Another first-round pick is defensive end, Derek Barnett. The Eagles drafted him in 2017 and since then he’s had 21.5 sacks. This season — just two. Though he had a career-high in tackles this year (46), he also racked up eight penalties, costing the team 62 total yards.
This season, the Eagles added five wide receivers to their active roster, with Arcega-Whiteside being one of them. He was mainly used for special teams and didn’t do too bad; however, he was drafted as a receiver and only completed 36 total yards for the 2021 season.
Drafted in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Arcega-Whiteside has become the least productive wide receiver in more than 30 years.
Arryn Siposs was pretty impressive when the 2021 season started. After playing for the Detriot Lions, the Eagles signed the Australian football punter to a reserve/futures contract. Through the first half of the season, Siposs averaged 46.3 yards per punt, sinking to 40.3 yards per punt in the latter half.
His average became the lowest by an Eagles punter in the second half of a season since 2002.
Unfortunately, he kicked a 27 and 36 yarder during Philadelphia’s playoff game, giving Tampa Bay incredible field position.
Ryan Kerrigan was a stud coming out of Washington, and fans were excited when the Eagles acquired him this season. The four-time Pro Bowler had 95.5 sacks throughout his ten-year career with the Football Team, but this season, zero (up until the wild card game).
Against Tampa Bay on Sunday, Kerrigan finished with 1.5 sacks.
His time with Philadelphia included three tackles and one tackle for a loss — by far, his worst season.
The 33-year-old was on a one-year contract, and there’s no reason the Eagles should renew it.