The Philadelphia Eagles made a surprising comeback in the NFC East division in 2019 and ended up knocking the Dallas Cowboys out of the playoffs by winning the division. Now, they know some moves will need to be made in order for them to take the next step and become Super Bowl contenders again.
One position of need this offseason could be at safety. Philadelphia’s defense wasn’t horrible, but it definitely needs to be improved.
Pro Football Focus has an idea of a potential target for the Eagles this offseason in free agency. They have predicted that Philadelphia will end up signing Chicago Bears’ impending free agent safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to a four-year contract.
Clinton-Dix has great range and can play the single-high role better than anyone, allowing just one first down while picking off two passes when playing that role in 2019 — something Philly could upgrade at with Rodney McLeod hitting the market.
Clinton-Dix has had a roller coaster career dating back to the beginning of his career with the Green Bay Packers. In 2019, he racked up 78 total tackles to go along with two fumble recoveries, two interceptions, a defensive touchdown, and five defended passes.
Those numbers would be a nice upgrade for the Eagles. While he would be an ideal target, there will be a few teams with interest in him.
Philadelphia should definitely look into this option in free agency. Clinton-Dix would help their defense take the next step. It will be interesting to see whether or not the two sides end up talking in the offseason.
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