Andrew Luck, RG3, Ryan Tanehill, Brandon Weeden, Brock Osweiler, Russell Wilson, Nick Foles. In the 3rd round of the 2012 NFL Draft, with the 88th pick, the Eagles selected a 6'6 243 pound quarterback from Austin, Texas. The 7th QB off the board and the 4th pick for the Eagles. In 2011 Foles led the Pac-12 in total offense with 352.58 yards per game, but flew under the radar playing for a mediocre program at the Univertsity of Arizona.
Right now, Chung, Coleman and Wolf are signed for the 2014 season, while Nate Allen and special teams ace Colt Anderson are free agents. Unless Howie was watching something else, there is little chance Chung returns to the team next season. He was absolutely horrendous both in coverage and in run support. Earl Wolff showed promise in 2013 but had a difficult time staying on the field. Kurt Coleman is nothing more than depth and has no business playing meaningful snaps on a good team. And Free Agent to be Nate Allen had his best season as an Eagle. He finished 3rd on the team in tackles and led Eagle safeties in passes defended.
The Phillies biggest free agent acquisition, going into the 2014 season, could potentially be the one they made last August as baseball was still in full swing. 27 year-old Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez inked a 3-year, 12 million dollar deal with the Phillies on August 30, 2013. Gonzalez defected from Cuba in early 2013. With a lot of questions regarding the righty and his future in the Phillies rotation, here's a quick breakdown of the pros and cons for Miguel Alfredo Gonzelez.
Bobby Abreu is back. Say it ain't so Amaro! The two time all star slugger who drove fans crazy is back in Phillies pinstripes. Deemed a clubhouse cancer, the departure of Abreu in the summer of 2006 paved the way for a new breed of Phillies baseball. As a young nucleus of homegrown talent became the face of the franchise. A nucleus, no longer young, still remains the face today.
The latest addition to an aging Phillies team leave fans scratching their heads and downright angry with RAJ. Frankly anything, short of a trade for Mike Trout, has Phillies Nation writing "Fire Ruben" all over town. For a team that is desperately hanging on to former glory signing 40 year old, out of work ball players doesn't seem to help. But right now this is the best the Phillies can do.