By Michael Grimm
The NFL draft is just three nights away.
And for Eagles boy wonder GM Howie Roseman he hopes to score big after one of the worst free agency period in the team’s recent history.
Says CBS Sports:
Including Jalen Mills to the New England Patriots, it hasn’t been a good run in this year’s free agency for Philly, to say the least.
This was largely due to a self-inflicted cash crunch. That inability to spend freely cost them Mills, who got an offer he couldn’t refuse from Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick, in the form of a four-year, $24 million contract.
Mills isn’t a world-beater by any standard, mind you, but the Eagles didn’t expect to lose him in free agency. In doing so, it threw a monkey wrench in their plans for their secondary — one that must now be worked out to make the signing of Anthony Harris matter that much more.
Mills spent time at safety for the Eagles in 2020, but could’ve moved back to cornerback with Harris in the mix.
With that no longer being an option, the goal is replacing him with another starter this offseason.