3 Worst Offseason Moves by the Eagles' NFC East Rivals

Judging the worst moves by the Philadelphia Eagles' fellow NFC East teams during the 2024 offseason.
Dec 24, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA;  Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy reacts during the
Dec 24, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy reacts during the / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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New York Giants: Letting Xavier McKinney Walk

Dallas isn't the only NFC East team that has bled talent this offseason. As Eagles fans are well aware, the New York Giants let Saquon Barkley get away, much to Philly's delight.

However, New York made another NFC contender happy as well, with the Green Bay Packers getting the chance to nab ex-Giants safety Xavier McKinney on a four-year, $67 million deal.

McKinney's absence will surely be felt by a Giants secondary lacking playmakers. The former second-round pick was an absolute ballhawk in New York, starting with his breakout 2021 campaign that saw him post five interceptions (including a pick-six) and 10 passes defended.

Injuries limited him to just nine contests in 2022 but be bounce right back in 2023, recording another three INTs and 11 PD while adding a forced fumble.

McKinney is the kind of draft success story teams dream of. He was highly selected and turned out to be even better than expected, and usually well-run orgs don't let guys like that get away.

Yet the Giants refused to pay their defensive star, and it's clear their tactics rubbed him the wrong way. Surely McKinney's teammates will take notice of his treatment when they consider re-signing.

There's also the fact New York could've dealt the young star if he wasn't apart of their long-term plans. His 2023 apparently did nothing to changes their minds, so why not extract some value at the trade deadline? Or even work out a tag-and-trade?

This is just another example of the poorly run Giants making regrettable roster decisions that'll keep them in the NFC East basement.

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