Nov 23, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles won 43-24. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Philadelphia Eagles: 7-9
The Eagles have the same problems that the Redskins do at the quarterback position. While Sam Bradford gets a lot of credit, he has never proven himself and is as breakable as an iPhone without an Otter Box cover. If Bradford doesn’t make it through the season the Eagles can turn to arguably the worst two quarterbacks of the modern era, Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow. I’ve never been a Bradford guy so I am less than sold on the Eagles. Kelly isn’t sold either, he wouldn’t have wanted to trade up so bad for Mariota if he was.
The Eagles receiving core isn’t what it used to be. Jeremy Maclin is now with the Kansas City Chiefs. Jordan Matthews is their new number one target. Nelson Agholor and Riley Cooper are solid players but nothing about this group really scares you. The good news for the Eagles is that Bradford gets to hand the football off to DeMarco Murray and Ryan Matthews. Darren Sproles is a good running back especially for what he gives you in the passing game.
The Eagles defense should be better in 2015, especially in the secondary. The Eagles signed Byron Maxwell and former Giant, Walter Thurmond III. The Eagles also drafted an underrated defensive back from Utah, Eric Rowe. Rowe could play safety or cornerback in his rookie season. The front seven is a very solid unit.
The Eagles have talent and they could be a very strong team. Its just hard to take them all that seriously with their quarterback situation. If Bradford goes down again the Eagles are in pretty incapable hands with Sanchez or Tebow. And I’m not sold that Bradford is really the answer any way. The Eagles could be really good but I see them being a rather average team when it is all said and done.
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