New Orleans Saints: Three possible landing spots for Vonn Bell
No. 2 Eagles
It’s hard to believe that the Eagles are only two seasons removed as the Super Bowl champions. The team itself looked nothing like the one that won the big game against the Patriots back in 2018, but the team itself is not a complete mess.
Despite injuries and inconsistent play, the team still managed to make the playoffs. Adding some consistent players who don’t make simple mistakes could renavigate the team to another deep playoff run.
Obviously, the team needs some wide receivers and running backs so the offense doesn’t become dependent on Boston Scott again, but their defense needs serious help too.
All four of their “top” corners posted PFF grades below 60 this last season, and their safeties fared no better in terms of coverage. While Bell’s regular-season grade was only 64.3 for the whole season, he showed improvement as the games went on.
Paying Bell would be absolutely no issue for the Eagles, either. Even if the team wanted to pursue a ball hawk who has lockdown coverage to pair with Bell, they have the money. The team has an estimated $40 million (or more) in cap space this offseason.
Bell doesn’t miss tackles, has decent coverage and has shown a steady improvement in terms of creating turnovers. The Eagles have a winning history recently, the need for better safeties and the money to pay him. Every requirement seems to be lined up for a mutual pairing.