QuarterbacksNick Foles: The rookie will most likely head into next season as the starter for the team with no real challenger to him. The new head coach will be spending a lot of time grooming his young quarterback. Stay
Mike Vick: I don’t think there is any chance Mike Vick returns next season. The 4 year Mike Vick experiment can be called marginally successful at best. Considering Jeff Lurie never wanted him here in the first place, I don’t see how he can survive yet another coaching change caused by him being under center. Go
Trent Edwards: He’s a cheap viable non-threatening option as a backup quarterback to Nick Foles. All Foles needs to be focusing on right now is getting better and not looking over his shoulder wondering if his next bad pass will be his last. Stay
Analysis: I don’t think anyone before preseason of last year thought Vick would be out in Philly, but it now seems clearly the case. The Eagles can use that money saved on Vick to improve the defense or to add to the offensive line depth. Nick Foles hasn’t been perfect (not that I would expect a rookie to be), but he has done enough to get a shot to be the guy for next season. It will be interesting to see what coach would be willing to come in and work with him.
Running backsShady McCoy: Shady even before the injury was having a down season. He was putting the ball on the ground; his yards per carry, total yards, and touchdowns have all been down this season. Still Shady is a dynamic player and when given solid blocking can be a breakaway threat. He may not be able to handle a 30 carry load, but with the emergence of Bryce Brown he won’t have to. Stay
Bryce Brown: Boy did he burst onto the scene quickly! He certainly seems like a guy with some raw natural talent, but that is also part of his problem. The Eagles can’t rely on a player who puts the ball on the carpet. Brown will have to rectify his fumbling problem soon if he wants to be a part of the Eagles offense next season. He can’t keep holding the ball that far from his body during contact. Stay
Dion Lewis: I don’t know if the kid just found himself in Andy Reid’s dog house or he just wasn’t practicing well, but for whatever reason Lewis has been MIA for most of the season. He’s finally starting to get more touches, and in his limited opportunities has fared okay. He may find it difficult to stick with the team next season depending on the next coach’s style. Stays but he could easily be cut.
Chris Polk: I was shocked the Eagles went so deep in the backfield considering how sparingly they used the position in the past. Even now with McCoy hurt there just isn’t enough carries to go around. Polk is a guy who most likely will be gone next season, because there is no need to waste a roster spot on a guy who won’t play. Go
Stanley Havili: It’s going to depend on the next coaching style if Havili will be an Eagle next season. If the next guy wants to run the ball more than pass, Havili most likely will be gone. Run blocking isn’t one of his strong suits. If the next coach goes with the pass and West Coast style I could see Havili back. Stays unless the new guy wants a blocking back
Emil Igwenagu: He will get a chance to battle for the spot, but most likely won’t make the team. Go
Analysis: The Eagles have a lot of talent and a lot of options in the backfield. Maybe they have too many options. I could see one or two of their current backs moved out to make way for an additional lineman or linebacker next season. It seems they over compensated this position and went too light in others. I doubt it will happen next season.