3. T.J. Edwards, LB, Chicago Bears
After spending the first four seasons of his career with Philadelphia, linebacker T.J. Edwards signed a lucrative three-year, $19.5 million contract with the Chicago Bears. Even if he changed his time with the Eagles, joining the Bears made sense since he grew up in the Chicago surrounding area.
But a return home doesn't always go as planned.
After all, Edwards went from playing for a Super Bowl contender to being on the Bears, who are currently at the bottom of the NFC North with a 5-8 record. Barring an improbable run, he'll likely be watching the playoffs from his couch for the first time since 2020, which has to sting a little bit if Philly makes a deep run.
As for his own play, Edwards hasn't exactly been lighting up Chicago.
While he has recorded a career-high two interceptions, his 131 tackles, 2.0 sacks, and four defended passes are fairly average by his standards. He's also allowing a career-worst 84.6% completion rate on 65 targets and has surrendered two TDs after allowing zero in 2022.
At 27, Edwards is still young enough to turn things around, but it's hard to envision that happening as long as the Bears' mediocre play continues.
Plenty of talented young players have gone chasing money only to waste away their prime on a bad team. And this one even kind of stings for Eagles fans ,as we could really used Edwards' help at linebacker right now...