3. Jerome Baker
With Vic Fangio becoming the Eagles’ new defensive coordinator, Philadelphia might be inclined to sign one of his former players in Miami.
Baker would fill a need for a franchise that hasn’t valued the linebacker position for years, which hurt them this season. The 27-year-old Baker is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March after a solid 2023 season with the Dolphins.
The 6-foot-2, 225-pound linebacker played in 13 games this season as he missed four contests with a knee injury. Baker returned to action in Week 18 against the Buffalo Bills, recording nine combined tackles.
However, the veteran linebacker didn’t play in the Super Wild Card Weekend game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Baker ended the regular season with 78 combined tackles, four QB hits, three pass deflections, two tackles for loss, two interceptions, and 1.5 sacks.
He also wasn’t spectacular in pass coverage (84.8% completion percentage when targeted) but only allowed one receiving touchdown. Eagles fans won’t like that Baker had 11 missed tackles.
Still, Baker would be an upgrade over what they were rolling out this season after Nakobe Dean went out with a season-ending injury.