Philadelphia Eagles Roster Updated July 30, 2021
Let’s take a look at what the 2021-2022 Eagles roster looks like as of right now. Many changes have been made, hopefully, many more to come. We’ll also update the Philadelphia Eagles roster page after the 2021 draft.
Jalen Hurts, Joe Flacco
As of right now (pre-draft), Jalen Hurts looks to be the starter for the 2021-22 season. Hurts will look to improve upon his 77.6 QBR he had last season, this time without all of the quarterback controversy from last season. Former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco will be backing him up, hopefully helping him learn as well. The team could also add one more QB, perhaps a rookie.
Miles Sanders, Boston Scott, Jason Huntley, Elijah Holyfield
Miles Sanders is a clear number one back in the current Philadelphia Eagles roster, there’s no doubt about it. The real question is how Nick Sirianni will utilize him in the new offense. Boston Scott plays like LeSean McCoy against the Giants; versus everyone else, he’s a decent second/third option.
Jason Huntley and Elijah Holyfield are either camp bodies or projects. It wouldn’t hurt the Eagles to sign another back.
Jalen Reagor, Greg Ward, Travis Fulgham, John Hightower, Quez Watkins, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Khalil Tate
Another year and more wide receiver needs. Undeniable talent is needed, and hopefully on the way in the first few rounds of the draft. Jalen Reagor, Travis Fulgham, and the rest of the group (John Hightower, Quez Watkins, etc.) all showed potential at times, but at other times were clearly off. Perhaps a full offseason will help them take the next step.
Dallas Goedert, Zach Ertz, Caleb Wilson, Jason Croom
With long-time starter Zach Ertz likely out the door, Dallas Goedert will be the next man up. It’ll be interesting to see what Goedert can do in a prominent role. The Eagles will need to find one or two more decent backups, however: Caleb Wilson and Jason Croom aren’t exactly the best depth.
Jordan Mailata, Andre Dillard, Brett Toth
Jordan Mailata versus Andre Dillard will be the most fascinating camp battle to watch. There’s always a chance Dillard, a first-round pick in 2019, could be traded if he loses. Or perhaps the Eagles would be better off keeping them both given the number of injuries to the O-Line they saw last season.
Issac Seumalo, Nate Herbig, Sua Opeta
Issac Seumalo will be in the second year of the three-year, $15.9 million contract that he signed with the Eagles. Seumalo has been a decent option for the Eagles, and at a decent price as well. Backing up Seumalo will be Nate Herbig and Sua Opeta.
Jason Kelce, Nate Herbig, Luke Juriga, Ross Pierschbacher
Jason Kelce will be back for his 11th season with the Eagles, but there’s always a chance it could be his last. While it will be almost impossible to replace Kelce’s reliable play, Philadelphia will need to make sure it has a solid option to replace him. Luke Juriga is young and has shown promise, but there’s no guarantee he’ll be the heir to Kelce.
Brandon Brooks, Nate Herbig, Matt Pryor, Sua Opeta
It’ll be great to see Brandon Brooks finally having recovered from his injury. He’ll try to get back to his former self and attend his fourth career Pro-Bowl. In the event of another injury for Brooks, Herbig and Pryor will be backing him up.
Lane Johnson, Matt Pryor, Brett Toth
Not a lot to talk about here- Lane Johnson will always give you a solid outing at right tackle, and he’ll be in Philly for the foreseeable future. The hope is that he’s recovered from the pains that nagged him all last season. Matt Pryor and Brett Toth are the go-to players in the event Johnson can’t suit up.
As much as people don’t want to hear it, Jake Elliott will be back in 2021 due to the five-year, $19 million contract he signed. Elliott had a career-low 73.7% field goal percentage, and only had 14 field goals made (also the worst of his career). Philadelphia will need Elliott to play better.
After the Eagles elected not to tender a contract to Cameron Johnston, they turned their eyes to Arryn Siposs. The 28-year-old Australian signed with Philadelphia in January. Hopefully, he’ll turn out to be a bright spot like Johnston was.
Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett, Josh Sweat, Joe Ostman, Matt Leo
Brandon Graham is coming off his first Pro-Bowl season. Somehow, the long-time Eagle gets better every year. But how much longer can the 33-year-old keep it up?
This will be Derek Barnett’s make-or-break year, as the 2017 first-round pick is set to hit free agency next spring. Beyond the two starters, one player to keep high on is Josh Sweat. He’s coming off a career-high six sacks in 2020.
Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, Hasson Ridgeway, T.Y. McGill, Raequon Williams
Fletcher Cox is the MVP of the defense, and the Eagles will need him healthy and productive in order to succeed on this side of the ball. Javon Hargrave had 17 QB pressures and 4.5 sacks in 2020. Hopefully, he can improve on those numbers in 2021. Hassan Ridgeway and T.Y. McGill will be backing up the two this upcoming season.
Alex Singleton, T.J. Edwards, Shaun Bradley, Davion Taylor, Joe Bachie, Genard Avery, Rashad Smith
We all know how the Birds feel about linebackers, so hoping for major upgrades might be wishful thinking. 2020 third-round pick Davion Taylor had no impact aside from special teams. Meanwhile, there are still plenty of unknowns like Shaun Bradley and Genard Avery.
If there’s one positive in a bleak unit, it’s Alex Singleton. Singleton, who was once bouncing around from the NFL to the CFL, had 120 tackles in 2020 (15th most in the league). Awesome to see him succeed, and the hope is that he’ll be even better next season.
Darius Slay, Avonte Maddox, Grayland Arnold, K’von Wallace, Craig James, Michael Jacquet, Lavert Hill, Kevon Seymour
This season, the Eagles’ corners were shredded by some of the league’s top receivers. While Darius Slay didn’t exactly live up to his “big play” nickname- he had just 1 interception in 15 games- he still provided solid production for the team. The problem is, he’s 30 and is owed $33 million over the next two seasons. He’s a luxury that a rebuilding team shouldn’t have.
Avonte Maddox showed no progress in performance this season, and was marred by injuries. This is another position that will yet again need more upgrades in the spring. Disappointing to say the least.
Rodney McLeod, Anthony Harris, Marcus Epps, Andrew Adams, Elijah Riley
Anthony Harris and Andrew Adams, two of the Eagles’ notable signings in free agency, will be joining Rodney McLeod, Marcus Epps, and Elijah Riley to make up the safety corps in the Philadelphia Eagles roster. Harris will be interesting to watch: the 29-year-old had a league-leading six interceptions in 2019, not to mention also possessing a 90.5 Pro Football Focus grade that year. If he’s able to rebound, the Eagles will be getting a bargain.