5 Most Important Eagles Free Agent Targets in 2024

After a humiliating end to the 2023 season for the Eagles, they have a lot of work to do in the offseason. Here are five free agents they need to target or re-sign in 2024.
Oct 8, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd (83) dives towards
Oct 8, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd (83) dives towards / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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4. Tyler Boyd

If the Eagles do not bring back Quez Watkins and Olamide Zaccheaus in the offseason, they will have a hole at the WR3 spot, which can be addressed in free agency or the NFL draft.

This year’s free agent receiver class is stacked, but the Eagles do not need Tee Higgins, Mike Evans, or Michael Pittman Jr., as they have DeVonta Smith and A.J. Brown.

However, the Eagles could use Tyler Boyd, who will be an unrestricted free agent and might not return to Cincinnati if the Bengals re-sign Tee Higgins. 

Boyd, who has done a great job as a WR3 in Cincinnati over the last couple of seasons, would be perfect to pair alongside Smith and Brown. The Eagles lacked a true slot wide receiver this season, as Watkins, Zaccheaus, and Julio Jones were okay in that role.

The 29-year-old wide receiver saw his receiving yards dip this season (667) after having at least 700 or more yards in the previous five seasons. But Boyd still posted 67 receptions and scored two touchdowns.

The veteran slot receiver’s projected calculated market value is a three-year, $26 million deal with an average annual salary of $8.7M, according to Spotrac. If that’s the case, Boyd might be too rich for the Eagles, who don’t have a lot of cap space heading into the 2024 season.

That being said, Roseman is good with making contracts fit within the salary cap, so it would not be a shock to see the Eagles inquire about Boyd’s service. Again, the wide receiver spot is not a huge need, but Philly needs to add talent.