5 Pending Free Agents the Eagles Must Re-Sign This Offseason

Even though the 2023 NFL season was filled with shortcomings, the Philadelphia Eagles must re-sign these free agents this offseason to remain competitive in 2024.

RB D'Andrew Swift is one of five Eagles free agents who must be re-signed this offseason.
RB D'Andrew Swift is one of five Eagles free agents who must be re-signed this offseason. / Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports
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The Philadelphia Eagles face a huge offseason after imploding towards the end of the 2023 NFL season. Expect general manager Howie Roseman to be quite busy in the coming weeks with 19 Eagles slated to hit free agency in March, per Spotrac.

While some of Philadelphia's pending free agents should be shown the door, the Eagles must do what they can to keep others locked down. Yes, the 2023 campaign was far from perfect, but some of the upcoming FAs are more than capable of helping the franchise return to next year's Super Bowl.

Here are five Eagles free agents who must be re-signed this offseason.

1. D'Andre Swift, RB

The Eagles had big shoes to fill after running back Miles Sanders departed for the Carolina Panthers last offseason. The former Penn State rusher was a key reason why Philly had one of the better ground games in 2022, turning 259 carries into 1,269 rushing yards with 11 touchdowns.

To replace Sanders, the Eagles acquired RB D'Andre Swift and a 2023 seventh-rounder in exchange for two picks during the NFL Draft. Although he didn't perfectly replicate his predecessor's output, Swift still had a great year, racking up a career-high 1,049 rushing yards with five TDs on 229 carries. He also caught 39 passes for another 214 yards with one score.

Even though he was a streaky player at times, Swift still racked up at least 70 rushing yards in seven of his 17 appearances between the regular season and playoffs.

The Eagles now head into free agency with Kenneth Gainwell and Lew Nichols III as their only RBs under contract. In other words, figuring out a way to re-sign Swift is a must. Spotrac lists Philadelphia as having over $20.8 million in cap space, so bringing him back on another cheap one-year deal isn't unfathomable.