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Eagles “stay or go” results heading into the 2020 offseason

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The fans have spoken.

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Now that BGN’s “stay or go” series is over, let’s take a look back at the results. Here’s how Philadelphia Eagles fans voted.

QUARTERBACK — [REVIEW]

CARSON WENTZ — 94% stay

The Eagles’ franchise quarterback is signed through 2024. He’s not going anywhere.

NATE SUDFELD — 65% stay

The Eagles could look to re-sign Sudfeld as Wentz’s backup ... or maybe they opt for a more experienced veteran?

KYLE LAULETTA — 63% stay

Maybe the Eagles skip on drafting a developmental quarterback because they have hopes for the 24-year-old Lauletta?

JOSH MCCOWN — 37% stay

It’d be ideal if the Eagles could add McCown to their coaching staff. He turns 41 in July and he’s coming off a significant hamstring injury so how much does he really have in the tank as a player?

RUNNING BACK — [REVIEW]

MILES SANDERS — 99% stay

Guessing Cowboys fans made up the 1% to vote “go.” The future is bright for the 22-year-old Sanders. He’ll be the Eagles’ main back in 2020.

BOSTON SCOTT — 98% stay

Scott is the heir to the Sproles role.

JORDAN HOWARD — 75% stay

Howard could leave in free agency but maybe his market won’t be that strong and Philly can re-sign him. His thunder is a nice complement to Sanders’ lightning.

ELIJAH HOLYFIELD — 50% stay

Holyfield will be interesting to watch during preseason games. His chances of making the team go up if Howard isn’t retained. He fits that role.

COREY CLEMENT — 42% stay

The Eagles should give Clement, a restricted free agent, a chance to compete for a spot on the 2020 roster. Nothing should be guaranteed after two straight seasons of finishing the season on injured reserve.

DARREN SPROLES — 3% stay

He’s had a hell of a career but it’s time for the 36-year-old to finally retire for good.

WIDE RECEIVER — [REVIEW]

GREG WARD — 96% stay

He could theoretically be the Eagles’ starting slot receiver in 2020. Might be more realistic to pencil him in as a fourth or fifth receiver on the depth chart. (And emergency quarterback.)

DESEAN JACKSON — 89% stay

Wentz and Jackson had great chemistry prior to the latter suffering what ended up being a season-ending injury. He should be able to help the Eagles if he’s healthy ... but can the 33-year-old avoid injury?

JJ ARCEGA-WHITESIDE — 77% stay

History doesn’t bode well for JJAW following a disappointing rookie season. The Eagles will hope he can turn thing around but they can’t merely count on that happening.

DEONTAY BURNETT — 60% stay

Probably looking at an uphill battle to make the roster as a fifth or sixth receiver.

MARKEN MICHEL — 43% stay

Probably looking at an uphill battle to make the roster as a fifth or sixth receiver.

ROBERT DAVIS — 42% stay

Probably looking at an uphill battle to make the roster as a fifth or sixth receiver.

ALSHON JEFFERY — 32% stay

Moving on from him doesn’t make financial sense but I’m really not sure how you bring him back into the fold after he’s allegedly trashed the starting quarterback two years in a row. My sense is the team doesn’t want him back in the locker room.

MARCUS GREEN — 29% stay

Probably looking at an uphill battle to make the roster as a fifth or sixth receiver.

SHELTON GIBSON — 20% stay

Probably looking at an uphill battle to make the roster as a fifth or sixth receiver.

RIVER CRACRAFT — 18% stay

Probably a camp body.

NELSON AGHOLOR — 2% stay

His contributions to the Super Bowl should always be remembered but his frustrating struggles won’t easily be forgotten. It’s best for both sides to move on.

TIGHT END — [REVIEW]

DALLAS GOEDERT — 99% stay

Goedert made a leap from Year 1 to Year 2. Can he take another step forward in 2020? Ertz figures to be around still but the Eagles could open up more opportunities for both tight ends by adding more speed to the offense.

ZACH ERTZ — 91% stay

The 9% “go” is coming from fans who think the Eagles should trade Ertz. Can’t see that happening to Wentz’s favorite target. The expectation is that Ertz will receive a contract extension despite having two years left on his deal.

JOSHUA PERKINS — 52% stay

Surprised this is so favorable. The Eagles should be looking to do better for a third tight end. Perkins is a functional pass catcher but he can’t block.

ALEX ELLIS — 41% stay

My favorite for the third tight end job. He looked good in the preseason and camp last year despite only joining the team in August. Ellis showed receiving, blocking, and special teams chops.

RICHARD RODGERS — 17% stay

Won’t be surprised if the Eagles end up re-signing Dick Rod to compete for the third tight end job ... for the third year in a row.

OFFENSIVE TACKLE — [REVIEW]

LANE JOHNSON — 99% stay

The Eagles signed arguably the best right tackle in the league to a contract extension through the 2025 season.

ANDRE DILLARD — 98% stay

The Eagles’ 2019 first-round pick should be taking over as the Eagles’ starting left tackle.

JORDAN MAILATA — 86% stay

Mailata has a chance to earn a job as the Eagles’ swing tackle. He’ll need to earn his spot on the roster with a strong offseason.

HALAPOULIVAATI VAITAI — 54% stay

The guess here is that Big V is going to find more money and playing time opportunity from another team in free agency.

JASON PETERS — 24% stay

Peters turned 38 years old last month. He said he wants to keep playing but the Eagles traded up in the first round last year to draft his heir.

OFFENSIVE GUARD — [REVIEW]

BRANDON BROOKS — 99% stay

It stinks that he’ll have to spend another offseason recovering from injury but he should be ready to start at right guard by Week 1.

MATT PRYOR — 97% stay

Pryor could potentially be the top backup at every offensive line position save for center in 2020. He at least figures to be the top backup guard.

ISAAC SEUMALO — 96% stay

He’ll be the Eagles’ starting left guard in 2020 and likely beyond.

SUA OPETA — 84% stay

The Eagles made Opeta one of the highest paid practice squad players in the NFL last year before promoting him to the roster. The team clearly sees potential in him.

CENTER — [REVIEW]

JASON KELCE — 98% stay

Kelce has previously contemplated retirement and he turns 33 this year. The Eagles should treasure their three-time first-team All Pro center while they have him.

NATE HERBIG — 85% stay

Seumalo is likely the true backup center but the Eagles seem high on Herbig’s potential. He only turns 22 in July.

KEEGAN RENDER — 24% stay

Probably just a camp body.

DEFENSIVE END — [REVIEW]

BRANDON GRAHAM — 97% stay

BLG is coming off the second most productive season of his career. The Eagles should get another strong effort from him in 2020.

DEREK BARNETT — 94% stay

The expectation here is the Eagles will pick up Barnett’s fifth-year option for 2021. It’d be nice to see him take a bigger leap forward in Year 4.

JOSH SWEAT — 93% stay

He took a step forward in Year 2 but consistency is still lacking.

GENARD AVERY — 70% stay

Howie Roseman said the Eagles traded for Avery with the future in mind. He’ll have an offseason to adjust his body and learn the scheme. Can he actually be a good rotational pass rusher off the bench? Or was this a waste of a trade?

JOE OSTMAN — 66% stay

Ostman was having a good offseason before suffering a season-ending injury in training camp. He’ll have to earn his spot on the 2020 roster.

DAESHON HALL — 64% stay

He’ll likely begin the season on PUP after suffering an ACL injury on the Eagles’ final regular season snap.

VINNY CURRY — 55% stay

Curry played well down the stretch but the Eagles admittedly will be looking to get younger and re-signing a guy who turns 32 this summer doesn’t accomplish that.

SHAREEF MILLER — 46% stay

The Eagles’ 2019 fourth-round pick isn’t a lock to make the 2020 roster. Even if he does earn a roster spot, it’ll likely be as a fifth or sixth defensive end.

DEFENSIVE TACKLE — [REVIEW]

FLETCHER COX — 98% stay

Cox is coming off the second lowest sack total of his career but he could bounce back by being healthier in 2020.

MALIK JACKSON — 95% stay

The Eagles are counting on the 30-year-old Jackson to bounce back from injury and be a key part of their pass rush as he ideally takes extra blocking attention away from Cox.

HASSAN RIDGEWAY — 88% stay

He had some nice moments as a backup defensive tackle before getting hurt. Wouldn’t hurt to re-sign him to an inexpensive, one-year deal.

ANTHONY RUSH — 67% stay

This massive man (6-5, 350 pounds) will compete for a backup defensive tackle spot.

TIMMY JERNIGAN — 51% stay

Love Jernigan’s personality but the production just wasn’t there and the injury history is concerning. The Eagles should let him walk.

BRUCE HECTOR — 30% stay

He’ll be competing for a fourth or fifth defensive tackle spot.

ALBERT HUGGINS — 27% stay

Same boat as Hector.

LINEBACKER — [REVIEW]

T.J. EDWARDS — 88%

Not a coverage maven but he can play run defense and help on special teams. Edwards is suited for a rotational role on defense.

NATHAN GERRY — 84% stay

Gerry figures to be second or third in linebacker snaps played by the Eagles in 2020. He’ll also heavily contribute on special teams. Gerry has his detractors but the coaching staff likes him and it wouldn’t surprise me if the Eagles actually gave him a contract extension.

DUKE RILEY — 83% stay

The Eagles made him their special teams captain for the final game of their 2019 season. He’ll likely retain that role in 2020.

ALEX SINGLETON — 51% stay

The CFL alumnus will need another strong preseason just to make the roster as a backup.

NIGEL BRADHAM — 48% stay

Bradham was a great member of the Super Bowl team but he turns 31 in September and his best days are behind him. Jim Schwartz might prefer for him to stay but methinks the front office will be looking to move off his salary and get younger.

KAMU GRUGIER-HILL — 41% stay

Kamu is going to be a free agent and it seems like the bridge between his camp and the Eagles has been burned. Fully expect him to sign with another team.

CORNERBACK - [REVIEW]

CRE’VON LEBLANC — 97% stay

I love how Strap finished as the most popular player at his position. He’s at least a good backup nickel corner, if not more.

AVONTE MADDOX — 96% stay

The Eagles have been linked to free agent defensive backs with nickel corner experience. Is this a sign that Maddox is moving to safety? If not, Maddox figures to be starting in the slot.

SIDNEY JONES — 76% stay

Jones made a couple of huge defensive plays down the stretch but he was also essentially a healthy scratch in the Eagles’ final game. It’s too early to entirely give up on the 23-year-old but the team can’t just pen him in as a meaningful contributor.

JALEN MILLS — 65% stay

Schwartz loves Mills so I’d be surprised if he doesn’t re-sign with the Eagles and instead leaves in free agency.

CRAIG JAMES — 59% stay

James was pretty good in special teams coverage. His efforts there could earn him a roster spot as a fifth or sixth corner.

RASUL DOUGLAS — 56% stay

The Eagles could look to trade Douglas given the likelihood they don’t view him as a long-term starter. Or they could keep him for one more season as a backup.

TREVOR WILLIAMS — 50% stay

Interesting dark horse roster candidate to watch this offseason. He boasts an elite athletic profile and starting experience.

TREMON SMITH — 46% stay

He has an uphill battle to make the roster but his returning ability helps his chances.

RONALD DARBY — 3% stay

Thanks for the Super Bowl contributions, Darbs, but your time in Philly is up.

SAFETY — [REVIEW]

MALCOLM JENKINS — 84% stay

Jenkins said he won’t be back in 2020 without a new contract. The Eagles would be wise to oblige because, like, what exactly is their alternative?

RODNEY MCLEOD — 56% stay

McLeod turns 30 this offseason and is going to be a free agent. Schwartz likes him but it might be another situation where the team wants to get younger. And it might come down to keeping either one of Jenkins or McLeod.

MARCUS EPPS — 27% stay

He should be a special teams contributor at most for the Eagles in 2020.

RUDY FORD — 27% stay

Ford was a disaster on special teams in 2019. I guess it can’t hurt to keep him around as a camp body but I’d just cut him.

SPECIAL TEAMS — [REVIEW]

RICK LOVATO — 99%

The Eagles’ Pro Bowl long snapper is signed through 2023.

JAKE ELLIOTT — 98% stay

Elliott is under contract as the Eagles’ kicker through 2024.

CAMERON JOHNSTON — 91% stay

Johnston is an exclusive-rights free agent. The Eagles will offer their punter a minimum contract and he’ll sign it.

HEAD COACH — [REVIEW]

DOUG PEDERSON — 98% stay

Dougie P ain’t going nowhere.

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR — [REVIEW]

JIM SCHWARTZ — 89% stay

Schwartz is one of the better defensive coordiantors in the NFL. The Eagles should be glad to have him back for his fifth season in Philly.

SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR - [REVIEW]

DAVE FIPP — 93% stay

It’d be nice to see the Eagles field a good special teams unit instead of merely an average one.

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT/GENERAL MANAGER - [REVIEW]

HOWIE ROSEMAN — 81% stay

It’s critical that Roseman gets this offseason right. The pressure is on him to perform much better than he has the past two years.