2. Eagles Trade James Bradberry
After a rough end to the 2023 season, many Eagles fans don’t want to see Bradberry starting in the secondary next year.
The veteran cornerback played like a Pro Bowl-caliber defender in 2022 but looked and played a step slow this season. Now granted, the Eagles’ defense was in shambles for most of the year as they had two different defensive coordinators (Sean Desai and Matt Patricia).
However, opposing teams knew that Bradberry was a liability in coverage, and it made a point of emphasis to attack his side of the field. The veteran cornerback posted 54 combined tackles, 13 pass deflections, and an interception.
Additionally, Bradberry had a 59.4 completion percentage allowed on targets (higher than last year – 45.3%) and a career-worst 114.3 pass rating allowed when targeted. If the Eagles were to cut Bradberry, they’d lose $13 million in cap space by cutting him. He has $17.2M in dead money with a $4 million cap hit.
With the team not having much cap space, maybe the Eagles decide not to cut the veteran cornerback outright. However, I don’t think a trade involving Bradberry is out of the question, as the Eagles have a ton of young cornerbacks who played a considerable amount of snaps this season.