3 Offseason Moves That Will Backfire on the Eagles

The Eagles could wind up regretting these decisions

Philadelphia Eagles, Nick Sirianni
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2. Paying Saquon Barkley $37.75 million

D’Andre Swift was worth the price it took to land him in a trade with the Detroit Lions last year. The former second-round pick crossed 1,000 yards for the first time in his career and then cashed in. Swift signed a three-year deal worth $24 million with the Chicago Bears.

While with the Eagles, Swift often disappeared and his vision was questionable at times. That's why they went out and looked for an improvement and they believe they found that in Saquon Barkley.

The No. 2 overall pick has the tools to be a dynamic game-changer. He even carried the New York Giants into the postseason during a remarkable 2022 campaign. The problem is that he hasn't been durable.

Barkley appeared in every game just once, which was during his rookie campaign. Since then, he's missed 25 games over five seasons. He also had a steep decline last year, averaging 3.9 yards per attempt. That also means he's been under four yards per attempt in two of the past three seasons.

Despite this, the Eagles paid him $37.75 million over three seasons with $26 million of that being guaranteed. That's a lot of money for a player who hasn't been healthy or consistent.