5 Eagles Leaving Philadelphia in the New Year

Philadelphia Eagles fans shouldn't be surprised if these five players find their way out of the City of Brotherly Love at some point in 2024.

Rashaad Penny is one of five Eagles who are likely leaving Philadelphia in the New Year.
Rashaad Penny is one of five Eagles who are likely leaving Philadelphia in the New Year. / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages
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4. Marcus Mariota, QB

The Eagles made Marcus Mariota one of the highest-paid backup QBs this season when they signed him to a one-year, $5 million contract in March.

Much to Eagles fans' delight, Jalen Hurts has been healthy enough to start each of the team's games thus far, holding Mariota to two relief appearances. The former Oregon Duck didn't accomplish much in either showing, completing two passes for 16 yards while turning a pair of rushes into six more yards.

While it's entirely possible that Mariota is brought back in the offseason, I wouldn't be so sure. While Spotrac projects the Eagles to have over $28 million in cap space, they don't need to spend $5 million on a backup QB when that money could be used to strengthen other areas.

Additionally, Philadelphia still has third-stringer Tanner McKee, who they drafted 188th overall back in April. Considering how the coaching staff seems to be decently high on McKee's potential, there's a good chance that the ex-Stanford Cardinal will be Hurts' backup in 2024, leaving Mariota on the outside looking in.