5 Eagles Who Could Retire This Offseason

The Philadelphia Eagles will go through plenty of change this offseason. This includes the potential retirements of several key players.
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Fletcher Cox

Outside of Kelce, the member of the Core Four that seems the likeliest to call it quits is Fletcher Cox. The 33-year-old defensive tackle has 12 seasons, 188 games, and a ton of mileage on him. Will he and Kelce retire together and allow the Eagles to get younger, or does he have more fuel in the tank for another run? The fact that Graham and Johnson are seemingly sticking around, Cox could be motivated to stay.

The six-time Pro Bowler was certainly a step slower this season. He had the second-fewest tackles of his career at 33, and the Eagles' defense was a mess all year. Yet, he is still a valuable player and could provide leadership to a locker room that will likely go through plenty of changes in the offseason.

Cox was on a one-year deal worth around $10 million this past season. He was likely not worth that. Does it make financial sense for the Eagles to bring him back on a similar contract? Would he accept anything less? Perhaps he would prefer to test the waters and both sides can agree to part ways.