Stock up or Stock Down: How the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense changed this offseason
The Eagles are roaring towards the team’s second training camp under head coach, Nick Sirianni.
As Philadelphia sits less than a month out from reporting, we’re interested in taking an early stock appraisal of the Eagles’ offensive roster and how things changed.
There’s been no change at quarterback, while the receiving corps is a lot faster and explosive after some draft day wheeling and dealing.
Let’s take a position-by-position stock report of Philadelphia’s explosive offense.
10 things we learned about the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason
The Eagles finished OTAs last week and now the team will take about a seven-week hiatus before returning to the NovaCare Complex for a July 26 start to training camp.
Philadelphia logged six OTA sessions during a reduced offseason predicated on keeping players happy and most importantly, healthy heading into an urgent offseason.
Howie Roseman’s addition has added an extra layer of expectations to the season and we’ve highlighted 10 things we learned about the Eagles this offseason.
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert on quarterback Jalen Hurts seeing the field better, making quicker decisions and getting the football out faster
Jalen Hurts is entering his third year in the NFL, and this 2022 season will be the first in which the talented quarterback has had the same system, play-caller, and schemes all in place for consecutive years.
Hurts has looked noticeably sharp after spending the bulk of the offseason enhancing his throwing motion, and working to become even more accurate as a passer.
With Philadelphia set to break until the July 26 start of training camp, Hurts has seen his stock rise during offseason workouts and OTAs, delivering timely passes and getting the ball out of his hands with zip and anticipation.
Eagles star tight end Dallas Goedert joined the growing list of teammates praising Hurts, telling the media that the greatly improved passer is “seeing the field better, making quicker decisions and getting the football out faster.”
“His determination to be great is something you see every day.”
Highlights and observations from the Philadelphia Eagles OTAs session
The Eagles are taking it easy this summer, avoiding a mandatory minicamp, and reducing their OTA period from 10 sessions to six light 7-on-7 scenarios.
For Philadelphia, the goal is perfecting the schemes and systems, while staying healthy enough to challenge the Dallas Cowboys for NFC East supremacy.
On Friday while honoring the survivors and victims of gun violence, the Eagles got in some good work during session three of the OTA period, and Jalen Hurts was the winner of the day, flashing a big-time arm, with some timely deliveries.
Here are a few highlights and notes from the afternoon.
6 takeaways from the start of Philadelphia Eagles OTAs
The Eagles are deep into Phase Three of the offseason program and that means the team is fast approaching training camp, with the group only expected to be together six more times before breaking until late July.
Philadelphia won’t participate in any live contact or thuds, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and individual work will be the focus.
With the rest of the offseason schedule now completed, here are five things to watch.
The 5 biggest Philadelphia Eagles storylines entering OTAs
The Eagles are entering Phase Three of the offseason program and that means the team is fast approaching training camp, with the group only expected to be together six more times before breaking until late July.
Phase Three consists of the next four weeks of the program where teams may conduct a total of 10 days of organized team practice activity, or “OTAs”.
Philadelphia will only conduct six sessions, with no live contact, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and no 11-on-11 drills as well.
With the rest of the offseason schedule now completed, here are the five biggest storylines to watch.
Philadelphia Eagles sign former Fresno State wide receiver Keric Wheatfall after his tryout during the teams rookie minicamp
The Philadelphia Eagles opened up their rookie minicamp with five NFL draft picks and 12 undrafted free agents.
Team GM Howie Roseman is always looking for a hidden gem or two and with Philadelphia surrendering six picks during the draft weekend via trade, the organization invited 19 players to the camp as well for a tryout.
After that evaluation period, the Eagles have agreed to a deal with wide receiver Keric Wheatfall, a rookie out of Fresno State who participated in the Rookie Minicamp on a tryout basis.
Wheatfall started his college career at Blinn College before transferring to Fresno State. At Blinn, Wheatfall had 798 yards and six touchdowns on 47 receptions in 2018, including four 100-yard receiving games.
In 2021 with the Bulldogs, Wheatfall played in all 13 games, starting in eight games, as he finished as the team’s third-leading receiver with 38 receptions for 616 yards and four touchdowns.
1 veteran player on the roster bubble at each position group for the Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles have entered week three of the offseason workout program and as the organization works towards training camp, the roster has grown exponentially and several veterans could be on the bubble.
With a massive undrafted free agent class, several talented players wanted unselecting, setting up the scenario where Philadelphia fills their roster with cheap, and valuable talent without guarantees.
The quarterback, wide receiver, defensive tackle and cornerback positions offer several intriguing camp battles and we’ve highlighted one veteran player at each position who could be the odd man out.
Highlights of the Philadelphia Eagles 2022 undrafted free agent class of 12 players
The Philadelphia Eagles officially welcomed 5 new members to their roster with their 2022 NFL draft class, and the wealth of young talent set to hit the roster won’t be reduced to that group of players.
On Friday, the Eagles announced the signings of 12 undrafted rookies free agents ahead of rookie minicamp this weekend, which runs Friday through Saturday.
After drafting no cornerbacks in the draft, Philadelphia added four cover guys through undrafted free agency. They also signed three offensive linemen.
Here’s a look at those undrafted free agents and the highlights to match.
Top photos from Day 1 of Philadelphia Eagles rookie minicamp where five draft players, 12 undrafted free agents, and 19 invited prospects gathered at the NovaCare Complex
Eagles rookie minicamp began on Friday for five draft picks, 12 undrafted free agents, and 19 selected players invited to try out for the 2022 squad.
Day one was held inside because of the weather conditions, but that didn’t stop Jordan Davis, Cam Jurgens, Nakobe Dean, Kyron Johnson, Grant Calcaterra, Carson Strong, Noah Elliss, and others from taking the first steps to reaching their ultimate dreams.
With Day 2 less than 16 hours away, here are the top-42 photos from Day one.