While the 2013 quarterback class is next in line for contract extensions, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk writes that none of them have done anything to justify a significant contract.
The 2013 crop of quarterbacks includes: EJ Manuel, Geno Smith, Mike Glennon, Matt Barkley, Ryan Nassib, Tyler Wilson, Landry Jones, Brad Sorensen, Zac Dysert, B.J. Daniels and Sean Renfree.
Florio writes that the NFL group of quarterbacks to watch regarding extensions will be the 2014 class, which includes the likes of Blake Bortles, Derek Carr, and Teddy Bridgewater.
Florio mentions that Bortles and Carr could be in line for the franchise tag if they can’t reach an agreement on a long-term deal at some point next year. However, Bridgewater may have to show more in 2016 to justify a new deal.
Troy Renck of the Denver Post expects first-round QB Paxton Lynch redshirt during his rookie season, as this could really help his development and put him in position to start in 2017.
As of now, Renck would give a slight edge to Mark Sanchez being the team’s starting quarterback in Week 1 over Trevor Siemian.
Kempski mentions that the Eagles will have the second oldest projected starting offensive line for the second straight season, so they could target multiple offensive linemen in next year’s draft, particularly at offensive tackle.
Another obvious need will be at running back considering that Ryan Mathews could be traded or released and Darren Sproles is in the final year of his deal.
Some other areas of need for Philly could be at receiver, cornerback and linebacker, according to Kempski.