Now that BGN’s “stay or go” series is finally over, let’s take a look back at the results. Here’s how Philadelphia Eagles fans voted on players, coaches, and executives.
QUARTERBACK - [REVIEW]
Even full well knowing that the Eagles aren’t moving on from Wentz, a vocal minority still wants him gone.
There’s obviously going to be some sentimental voting here but there’s virtually zero chance Foles is back with Philly in 2019.
Sudfeld is set to be a restricted free agent but the Eagles will likely tender him at a second-round level. He’ll likely be Wentz’s backup in 2019.
RUNNING BACK - [REVIEW]
Smallwood is probably going to make the roster as a third or fourth back once again, isn’t he?
Adams had a solid year for an undrafted rookie free agent but I don’t know that his roster spot for 2019 is already guaranteed.
The Eagles were high on Clement heading into 2018. Maybe he’ll back to 2017 form with an offseason to get healthy. Hopefully.
I think the coaching staff would love to have Sproles back while the front office is more hesistant to re-sign him.
The Jay Train is a free agent but he might not have much of a market, which could lead him back to Philly.
Scott will have to earn a roster spot in training camp.
I’m not sure how Benjamin Solak managed to vote 563 times.
WIDE RECEIVER - [REVIEW]
The Eagles have a real interesting decision to make on Agholor. I feel like there’s no way he’s back at his current $9.4 million cap number. Do they extend his contract? Try to trade him? Let him go?
Alshon is the man.
JMatt had a good 2018 season as a role player. Methinks he’s going to look for a bigger role with a new team in free agency.
I’m a little surprised the “stay” vote is this high. I really don’t think Tate is going to be back and that’s quite OK.
I think the Eagles should have some level of interest in bringing Wallace back. He was hurt last year, yeah, but prior to that he had only missed two games in nine seasons combined.
It’s disappointing that the Eagles’ 2017 fifth-round pick hasn’t been able to take on a bigger role by now. Maybe his third year will be the charm, but ... we’ll believe it when we see it.
It’d be real nice if Hollins can stay healthy and be productive in 2019.
This is pretty favorable for a practice squad player. Some intrigue here.
Probably won’t amount to anything but hey, he’s fast! 22.9 career yards per reception.
Could be fighting for a practice squad spot.
This 6-6, 205 pounder is basically the new Ifeanyi Momah.
TIGHT END - [REVIEW]
224 people believed there was “Too Much Ertz” in 2018.
98 people just can’t get over Goedert’s first name.
Seems like a no-brainer to bring Dick Rod back as a third tight end / special teams contributor / emergency long snapper.
He’ll try to compete for TE3.
OFFENSIVE TACKLE - [REVIEW]
One of the highest approval ratings on the entire roster, as it should be.
It’s not ideal but the Eagles need JP back in 2019.
Acceptable as a swing tackle, unacceptable as a 16-game starter protecting Wentz’s blindside.
One of the most popular seventh-round picks you’ll see after one season.
The Eagles’ next Allen Barbre?
You’re probably thinking I made this name up.
OFFENSIVE GUARD - [REVIEW]
Hopefully he’ll be healthy for the start of 2019.
Wis has to be one of the most popular backup guards in the league.
Not as popular as Wis but he’ll be starting in 2019.
CENTER - [REVIEW]
Please don’t retire.
This year’s Jon Toth.
DEFENSIVE END - [REVIEW]
Man, it’ll be tough to see BG sign with another team. Hopefully the Eagles can find a way to bring him back.
The Eagles’ best edge player in 2018.
Walter Payton Man of the Year. The Eagles need to keep at least one of BG or Long.
Hope to see the Eagles’ 2017 first-round pick take another step forward in 2019. The pressure is on with BG and/or Long potentially not returning.
There’s upside here but Sweat still has a lot to prove.
Hall will compete for a fifth defensive end spot.
The coaching staff seems to like him. Is he anything more than a practice squad player, though?
DEFENSIVE TACKLE - [REVIEW]
Whoever voted ‘go’ is now banned. I’m serious.
I’m assuming he’s going to retire.
Long live The Double Doink hero!
He’s going to need to take a significant pay cut to stay with the Eagles. Hopefully the two sides can come to an agreement.
LINEBACKER - [REVIEW]
Lots of love for Bradham despite the fact he didn’t have a stellar season.
I’m not expecting Hicks to be back, based on what I’ve heard, but maybe he’ll re-sign with Philly if his market fails to materialize.
Not sure he’s ideally anything more than a backup LB/special teams guy.
Had three special teams penalties last season.
Designated special teams player who dealt with injury issues in 2018.
Could conceivably replace Reynolds or Alexander in 2019.
The Eagles re-signed him to a one-year deal. Has a solid chance to make the roster as a backup.
The Eagles bothered to keep him on the practice squad for most of the year despite the fact he essentially missed the entirety of training camp due to injury.
This CFL tackling machine could be a feel-good story in preseason.
CORNERBACK - [REVIEW]
SUUUUUUUL could be an opening day starter in 2019.
Based on what I’ve heard, I wouldn’t totally shut the door on Darby returning. Logic would tell me he’ll get a bigger offer on the market than what Philly can afford, though.
Maddox showed real intriguing potential as a rookie. Where will the coaching staff line him up moving forward?
The coaching staff (see: Jim Schwartz) loves Mills so he’s not going anywhere. It remains to be seen when exactly he’ll be over his foot injury, though.
Strap is the early favorite at start at nickel cornerback in 2019.
After only playing in 28% of possible games so far, Jones has a lot to prove.
Liked what I saw from him in training camp/preseason but he clearly wasn’t ready for NFL action when called upon.
Hawkins is the answer to the trivia question: “Which cornerback were the Eagles forced into playing in their 2019 Divisional Round game against the Saints?”
Cool name but this CFL signing is probably just a camp body.
The Eagles kept him on IR all year so maybe they like something about him?
SAFETY - [REVIEW]
Dude played every snap in 2018. Warrior.
Time to call it a career.
Will compete for a backup safety role. Not a roster lock.
The Eagles lowered McLeod’s 2019 cap number from $9.9 million to $4.8 million.
He really only played special teams for the Eagles in 2018. Maybe they think he can have a bigger role on defense with a full offseason to learn the scheme?
Might be time for the 32-year-old to retire after two straight knee surgeries.
KICKER - [REVIEW]
Elliott is an exclusive-rights free agent, which means the Eagles will give him a minimum offer and he’ll accept it.
PUNTER - [REVIEW]
Great power but could afford to improve his directional punting.
LONG SNAPPER - [REVIEW]
Lovato is set to be a free agent. The Eagles should sign him to a multi-year contract.
HEAD COACH - [REVIEW]
Dougie P is here to stay.
OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR - [REVIEW]
If the offense struggles in 2019, Groh could be gone.
DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR - [REVIEW]
Keeping Schwartz was an easy call.
SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR - [REVIEW]
The Fipp man oversaw an average special teams unit in 2018.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS - [REVIEW]
Roseman needs to be better than he was last offseason. There’s reason to believe he can be.
CHAIRMAN AND CEO - [REVIEW]
Lurie has the big picture pieces looking right.