Back in June, Kyle expressed a little anxiety about how much money Howie Roseman was throwing around. We still don’t know if the strategy will work (so far: nope) but Roseman (and Lurie and Chip when he had control) have handed out the most money of any NFL team in the past four seasons.
According to the NFLPA, the Eagles have spent just under $614,000,000 since 2013. That’s over $26 million than the next highest spending team and $69 million more than the league average. Most of that money is on the books for a while too. The Eagles’ highest paid players this season are Fletcher Cox (expires 2023), Lane Johnson (2022), Jason Peters (2019), and Vinny Curry (2021). Some of those later contract years are less likely to get paid out (Lane Johnson, cough cough), but Howie’s strategy of “pay to build” is pretty clear.