NFC East 2024 offseason roster rankings: Commanders rising from the ashes?

How has the offseason shaped the NFC East?
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1. Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles remain the top dog in the NFC East. There was a huge falloff at the end of the season, but a lot of that had to do with the abysmal coaching by offensive coordinator Brian Johnson and defensive coordinator Sean Desai.

Even with both being fired, one would have to imagine head coach Nick Sirianni is on the hot seat in 2024.

The Eagles' offense will look a bit different than last season. The biggest headline for this offense is all-time great center Jason Kelce hanging up the cleats and calling it a career after the wild-card loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This will severely impact this team, especially the running game, and more specifically the running efficiency of quarterback Jalen Hurts.

With a huge loss to the offense came a huge acquisition. Running back Saquon Barkley stayed in the division and signed a huge deal to become the successor to D’Andre Swift. This is a huge upgrade.

An offense with star names like Hurts, Barkley, A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith and more poses a problem for the Washington Commanders' defense.

General manager Howie Roseman recognized the team's defensive frailties and worked his magic to improve during the offseason. Philadelphia started with the signing of up-and-coming edge rusher Bryce Huff. Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox retired, but he was just a rotational player over the final year of his glittering career.

Roseman continued to fire on all cylinders during the draft. The Eagles selected cornerback Quinyon Mitchell in the first round. In the second round, they traded up with the Commanders to select defensive back Cooper DeJean.

Mitchell will likely slide into the CB2 spot opposite Darius Slay right away. DeJean will most likely end up in their nickel/safety role. Not to mention, they brought back safety C.J. Gardner Johnson.

The Eagles seemed to have plugged almost every hole they needed to while upgrading a couple of positions. They sit at the top of the NFC East going into 2024 and their campaign will be determined on whether their coaching alterations enhance productivity.