STAY OR GO: Interior Offensive Linemen

The Eagles offensive line had some big questions answered last week as Jason Kelce committed to the 2021 season. However, there will be movement in regards to depth at the position with ageing stars coming towards the end of their careers.


Jason Kelce


Kelce was the only Eagles player to start all 16 games last season and even battled through an elbow injury to ensure he was snapping the ball. It was not his best season from the incredible standards he has set, but his determination to stay healthy and fight was admirable.


Verdict: STAY. The 33-year-old centre recently signed a new deal with the Eagles to ensure he will remain on the team for the 2021 season. Kelce is coming towards the end of his career, but having his experience on the team for the upcoming season will be vital for a roster that is looking to get younger.


Brandon Brooks


The last time we saw Brooks in an Eagles jersey was the Week 17 victory over the New York Giants at the end of the 2019 season. He missed the entirety of 2020 with a torn Achilles, but Brooks is determined to get back on the field for 2021.


Verdict: Stay. There have been rumours that Brooks is on the trade block, but that would be a massive mistake from the Eagles front office. If they want to give Jalen Hurts the best chance to succeed, then they have to keep the best right guard and right tackle partnership in the NFL. Since coming to Philadelphia, Brooks has been the best right guard in the league, and one year missed due to injury does not change my mind. He will come back stronger in 2021 and will hopefully be protecting Hurts.


Isaac Seumalo


Seumalo also suffered injury issues during the 2020 season but managed to get healthy down the stretch. The heir apparent to the centre position could be playing his final year at left guard.


Verdict: STAY. Seumalo has had his struggles but has continued his positive growth over the last 18 months. He will be the starting left guard come Week One as the Eagles hope to have a fully healthy offensive line for the first time in almost two years.


Nate Herbig


2020 was Herbig's big break, and he played well at times. He showed versatility and was unfairly benched down the stretch. However, Jeff Stoutland will be happy with the progression the interior lineman has made since they brought him in.


Verdict: STAY. Herbig has shown that he can play in the NFL as a starter, and he will make less than $1,000,000 next season. He will be a cheap backup who can play across the entirety of the inside if needed and likely gets a contract extension.


Matt Pryor