The Philadelphia Eagles' 2023-24 NFL playoff run was nothing short of unremarkable. Once viewed as Super Bowl contenders early in the regular season, the Eagles were sent back to the drawing board on Monday as they fell 32-9 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an NFC Wild Card showdown.
While the Eagles could choose to run things back and hope for better results in 2024, a rebuild might also be on the menu. After all, the team's implosion revealed that there are many things wrong with the current situation and the best remedy might be to blow it all up to start over again from scratch.
If a rebuild is on the horizon in the City of Brotherly Love, these four Eagles veterans could wind up being traded sometime this offseason.
4 Eagles Veterans Who Could Be Traded to Begin Rebuild
1. Darius Slay, CB
The 2023 campaign was Darius Slay's fourth with the Eagles. Injuries limited the veteran cornerback to just 12 games, but he still managed to record 14 defended passes, two interceptions, 57 tackles, and an 80.2 passer rating with a 61.3% completion rate on 80 targets.
So, why would the Eagles trade Slay?
If Philadelphia doesn't plan on being competitive next season, it doesn't make sense to pay a cornerback who carries cap hits of $10.9 and $14.4 million in 2024 and 2025, respectively. Additionally, Slay just turned 33 on New Year's Day and still doesn't have a Super Bowl ring, meaning he likely wouldn't want to spend what could potentially be his last good seasons on a rebuilding team.
Let's not forget that Slay's name was involved in trade rumors just last offseason. Although he claimed that he never requested a move, the fact that the Eagles permitted him to seek a trade shows that they're willing to part ways with the five-time Pro Bowl CB.
Considering the name value that Slay holds after being one of the better CBs of the last decade, the Eagles could likely get some decent future assets back in a deal. Let's just hope that the back injury he sustained in the Wild Card loss isn't too severe.