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5 Philadelphia Eagles Who Mean The Most To The Team’s Future

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5 Philadelphia Eagles Who Mean The Most To The Team's Future

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The Philadelphia Eagles have entered the conversation as one of the best teams in the NFL. If they improve their defense they will likely enter the discussion as one of the elite teams in the league.

In his first year as head coach, Chip Kelly installed a new offense that made household names out of Nick Foles, DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy in 2013. Each payer had the best statistical year of their careers, and Kelly was the main reason for that. What will year two bring remains to be seen, but we know for sure that Kelly will have to add some new wrinkles to the offense before defensive coaches find a solution.

Most owners and general managers will see a high priced player on the market and begin to name chase while not realizing they have the same player with potential sitting on the bench. It easy to overspend in the NFL. The Eagles have been one of those teams that might make a mistake or two, but they never really fed into the hype of free agency. They like to promote from within. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t, but they play the hand they are dealt.

Every team in the league has a good two or three players they cannot afford to let go and it has nothing to do with financial reasons. The Eagles have a young team and must find a way to hold onto them if they have any hope of building a dynasty and staying amongst the contenders in the league. Free agency and trades can either make or break your team, and the Eagles must decide which players are worth keeping and who they should let go of to try to improve for the future

Here are the five Eagles who mean the most to the team's future.

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5. Brandon Boykin

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Brandon Boykin has the potential to be a shutdown corner with a little more seasoning. He led the Eagles this season with six interceptions. With better help in the secondary, Boykin should blossom into a Darrelle Revis type corner.

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4. Chip Kelly

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I know Chip Kelly is not a player, but he is vital to the team's success. His offensive schemes are some of the best in the league, and he should continue to guide the Eagles to new heights.

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3. DeSean Jackson

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DeSean Jackson was a major contributor all season long even though he was the main threat at wide receiver. If Riley Cooper or Jeremy Maclin can blossom into a viable second option and take some of the pressure off of him his production will increase next year.

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2. Nick Foles

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The Eagles must decide if Nick Foles is the top choice at quarterback for them. He put up spectacular numbers last season, but he is not the scrambler that Kelly likes running his offense. He has the potential to put up great numbers and wins, but will he put a limit on Kelly’s offensive approach?

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1. LeSean McCoy

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LeSean McCoy is the best running back in the NFL, and the Eagles must do whatever it take to keep him in Philadelphia. He can get between the tackles, hit the corners and can catch the ball out the backfield. The best tangible about McCoy is he is only 25-years-old.