April 18, 2024

The Philadelphia Eagles are going through a lot of changes this summer. While Nick Sirianni is still the head coach, they have new offensive and defensive coordinators. Kellen Moore will replace Brian Johnson as offensive coordinator, and Vic Fangio, who was almost hired by the Eagles prior to the 2023 NFL season, has been hired as defensive coordinator after serving in the same role for the Miami Dolphins last season.

The majority of the coaching changes are occurring on the defensive side of the ball. In addition to Fangio, the defensive team includes several new faces:

    • Clint Hurtt- defensive line coach
    • Christian Parker- passing game coordinator/defensive backs coach
    • Roy Anderson- cornerbacks coach
    • Joe Kasper- safeties coach
    • Bobby King- inside linebackers coach
    • Ronell Williams- assistant linebackers coach/defensive quality control
    • Tyler Scudder- defensive quality control coach

While these adjustments are positive and could help Philadelphia improve on their 11-6 regular season and one-and-done participation in the NFL Playoffs, they also have some significant roster vacancies owing to future Hall of Famers considering retirement.

Philadelphia Eagles Center Jason Kelce Is Weighing Retirement

Jason Kelce has seven Pro Bowl appearances, six First Team All-Pro selections, and a Super Bowl championship. When his career ends, he will almost probably have a spot in the Pro Hall of Fame in Canton. When the Eagles fell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wild Card stage of the NFL Playoffs, many people felt it was his final game.

There were even speculations that he had informed several of his teammates that he planned to retire during the offseason. He has, however, toned down the retirement rumors for the time being:

“I don’t know. I’m trying to figure it out right now. Right now, exploring different opportunities if I end up retiring… [I’m} still working out and staying in shape if I end up playing again.”

Even at 36 years old, Kelce was one of the greatest centers in the NFL last year. The question isn’t whether he can play anymore; he was named to the Pro Bowl and First Team All-Pro this season, demonstrating his continued great status.

The question is whether he wants to continue putting his body through the rigors of another NFL season.
And it appears that he is not the only one considering this subject.

Philadelphia Eagles Legend Fletcher Cox Is Contemplating Retirement

 

Report: Fletcher Cox is Expected to Retire - Crossing Broad

 

According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler, Eagles legend Fletcher Cox is also considering retirement.

“Last month, ESPN’s Adam Schefter claimed that Eagles center Jason Kelce informed colleagues that he is retiring, and I’ve spoken with several individuals who believe defensive lineman Fletcher Cox will also retire this summer. Now, retirements are hard — plans are changeable as players emerge from the mists of the season — but there’s a good chance the Eagles will replace two icons at once.”

Cox played 15 games this season, recording 5.0 sacks and 33 total tackles. His 70.0 sacks are fifth all-time in Eagles history, and his 188 games played trail only Brandon Graham and Kelce for the franchise record. Cox has three defensive touchdowns, tied with Seth Joyner for the most by a Philadelphia player.

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