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Takeaways and observations from Eagles restructuring Josh Sweat’s contract

The Eagles’ pass rotation will be much improved after the addition of Bryce Huff, but they’ll retain one of their own after agreeing to a restructured contract with pass rusher Josh Sweat.

Sweat finished his sixth NFL season with 6.5 sacks (second-best on the Eagles) and 43 tackles in 17 regular-season games.

With details of the restructure coming in, we’re looking at takeaways and observations.

What is Sweat's future in Philadelphia?

Sweat was entering a contract year with a base salary of just over $1 million and a cap hit of just over $9 million.

He was set to count over $21 million against the 2025 salary cap, and some wonder if he reached his ceiling as a pass rusher.

He’ll now return in 2024 with $10 million guaranteed next year on his new deal with up $13 million in incentives.

He had no guarantees going into 2024.

What is Sweat's ceiling

Oct 22, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) is sacked by Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat (94) during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) is sacked by Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat (94) during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Sweat saw his role increase even more in the Eagles’ defensive end rotation this season, as his 71 percent snap share increased over his 56 percent mark from the 2022 season.

In granting permission to seek a trade, Howie Roseman may have had questions about extending Sweat after his sack totals dropped from the 11.0 he logged in 2022.

Sweat had 5.5 sacks through nine games but didn’t manage another until Week 18. Sweat also had 19 QB hits through 10 games and just four in the last seven games.

Story originally appeared on Eagles Wire