The Philadelphia Eagles are now down two of their starting linebackers. On Tuesday, March 14, free agent Kyzir White signed with the Arizona Cardinals. Kyzir’s contract is a two-year, $11 million deal.
The news comes one day after the Chicago Bears signed T.J. Edwards.
LINEBACKER KYZIR WHITE HEADING SOUTHWEST
Linebacker Kyzir White returned home to Philadelphia for the 2022 season after playing for the Los Angeles Chargers for four seasons. Signing a one-year deal, worth up to $5 million with the Eagles, the 26-year-old was a starter alongside T.J. Edwards and Haason Reddick.
Finishing with 110 tackles, and a career-high 1.5 sacks and seven pass deflections, White was a major contributor on the defense.
Playing in his first Super Bowl game with the Eagles, he was open to returning to Philadelphia, but also wanted to see what other teams across the league had to offer. On Tuesday, it was reported that he reached a two-year deal worth up to $11 million with the Arizona Cardinals. He will once again play under Jonathan Gannon, Arizona’s new head coach. White will also be coached by former Eagles’ linebacker coach Nick Rallis — the Cardinals’ new defensive coordinator.
After the news broke regarding T.J. Edwards joining the Bears, fans thought it was likely they would see White back for another season. But, the league had other plans. The Eagles will now have two new starting linebackers for 2023. One of the spots will likely go to 2022’s third-round pick Nakobe Dean.
White now joins Edwards, Javon Hargrave, Marcus Epps, and Andre Dillard as Eagles players to leave in free agency.