With Rodney McLeod rehabbing from ACL surgery and Jalen Mills heading to New England, the Eagles are depleted at the safety position. Even though they don't have much money to give free agents (at least for 2021), Howie Roseman is keeping an eye on the safety market.
The Eagles are one of four teams reportedly showing interest in Rams safety John Johnson.
The 25-year-old was a third-round draft pick for the Rams in 2017 and developed into a reliable safety for them. Out of 54 games for the Rams, Johnson started 48 of them. He was able to register 350 tackles (eight for loss), 32 passes defended, eight interceptions, and one forced fumble.
Johnson is also loved by the graders at Pro Football Focus. His PFF grade in 2020 was 85.3, which was the third-highest of all safeties, and his play has been praised by PFF throughout his professional career.
If the Eagles can somehow convince Johnson to sign with them for a backloaded deal, it'll be one less position for fans to worry about in 2021.