Eagles 'Legal Bet' of Isaiah Rodgers Paying Off Early at OTAs

PHILADELPHIA - After the disappointing 2023 season, many Philadelphia Eagles fans were so desperate for cornerback help that they latched on to the mystery of Isaiah Rodgers.

A 26-year-old player who looked like an ascending one in Indianapolis, Rodgers hadn’t been on the football field since Dec. 26, 2022, when a knee injury cost him what turned out to be his final two games with the Colts.

Indianapolis had no plans to move on from Rodgers from a football perspective but once he was popped for placing bets on a gambling app, the Colts decided the better path forward was to move on.

eagles 'legal bet' of isaiah rodgers paying off early at otas

Eagles CB Isaiah Rodgers © Matt Pendleton, USA TODAY

Always looking for market imbalances, Eagles GM Howie Roseman placed a legal “bet” by signing Rodgers while he was shelved with the intent of waiting for the rewards.

The shrinkwrap on the wait ended to a degree on May 22, 2024, when Rodgers took the field at the NovaCare Complex with his teammates and reporters present.

The mystery of Rodgers became real.

Ironically, the drafting of two cornerbacks in the top 40 selections of the 2024 draft – Quinyon Mitchell and Cooper DeJean – stalled some of the Rodgers hype and deflected it to the shiny, newer baubles.

The need for Rodgers to produce has lessened greatly.

That said, Rodgers was with the first-team defense on Wednesday opposite Darius Slay.

There’s plenty of context to that, however. Veteran starter James Bradberry skipped the voluntary session as did second-year player Kelee Ringo while head coach Nick Sirianni always starts off the rookies like Mitchell and DeJean slowly. More so, Eli Ricks tweaked something in individual work and sat out the 7-on-7 team drills.

For one 70-minute session, though, Rodgers looked the part of a legitimate NFL cornerback, and adding good players is never a bad thing.

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