No team in the NFC East has more questions to answer than the Philadelphia Eagles. Chip Kelly, their former head coach, was fired during the 2015 season and has since taken a job with the
First year head coach Doug Pederson will have his hands full in rebuilding the offense but does have some strong pieces to work with. Running back and punt returner Darren Sproles made the Pro Bowl in 2015 and is one of the most versatile players in football.
Additionally, Jason Peters is one of the best tackles in the NFC and will still be paving the way for both Sproles and Ryan Mathews. A lot of Philly’s success will hinge on the ability of quarterback Sam Bradford to lead the offense now that he is out of Kelly’s exotic, impractical system.
Bradford, though his starting position is not totally secured, is the early leader to take the reigns with first round draft selection Carson Wentz waiting for Bradford to slip up. Wentz likely won’t start the season opener unless Bradford goes down with an injury, but the former college standout will be a strong contender to play at some point this season.
Philly also has some talented recievers, including youngsters Nelson Agholor and Jordan Matthews. One or the other could feasibly break out in 2016 if the quarterback can consistently get them the ball. Veteran tight ends Brent Celek and Zach Ertz will make it easier for the Eagles quarterback, no matter who they decide on.
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Akin to the Philadelphia offense, the defense had two Pro Bowlers as well following the 2015-16 season. Defensive lineman Fletcher Cox is one of the most daunting players to face in the league. A former track standout in high school, Cox was named to his second consecutive All-Pro team in 2015 and racked up 9.5 sacks, a career-high.
Jenkins had a solid season as the leader of the Eagles secondary and was named to his first Pro Bowl. The veteran notched two interceptions and returned one for a touchdown. However, his ability to stop the run is his biggest strength. He was one of the league leaders in tackles (109) for a defensive back.
Beyond Cox and Jenkins, the Eagles feature a couple of other players that could make a splash in 2016. Linebackers Connor Barwin and Mychal Kendricks offer a diverse skillset that will help the Eagles potentially notch some more wins in 2016.
Barwin is a sack machine (he was the NFC sacks leader in 2014 and a All-Pro selection), while Kendricks has been able to force turnovers in a variety of ways (he had seven alone during the 2013 season). Both are veterans in the Philly defense and will be critical once again.
Eagles gave up a lot in order to draft Wentz. Philly gave up two first round picks (one in 2016 and the other in 2017) and also a second round pick in 2018 to the Browns. The impact of this will be felt in the long run. Hopefully the high price they paid for Wentz pays off.
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