Looking at 12 veteran #NFL wide receivers the #Eagles could look to pair with #DeVontaSmith in 2022
The Eagles are heading into the 2022 NFL offseason with some offensive continuity and a need for an upgrade at the outside wide receiver position.
DeVonta Smith established himself as a true No. 1 wide receiver, while Quez Watkins showed that he can be a valuable complementary piece as a sixth-round pick in 2020. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (2019) and Jalen Reagor (2020) have left a lot to be desired and Philadelphia now has the conundrum of needing to add another playmaker to the position.
If Howie Roseman prefers to not spend a first-round pick on the position for a third straight year, we’ve highlighted 12 veteran wide receivers that the Eagles could pair with DeVonta Smith to really take Jalen Hurts to the next level as a passer.
After hearing his end of the year press conference, here are 13 reasons why #Eagles GM Howie #Roseman will look to trade a 2022 first-round pick for more #NFLDraft assets in 2023
During the 2021 NFL offseason, Howie Roseman was able to trade Carson Wentz and land a pre-draft deal with the Dolphins, resulting in three first-round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft, but after listening to his end of the season press conference, Philadelphia’s top decision-maker could have something even more brazen up his sleeves.
The Eagles are technically still in the midst of a rebuild and although they made the postseason, last year was still supposed to be about seeing what they had at quarterback and other key positions.
That press conference, coupled with a lack of star power in the upcoming draft is why the evaluation will continue, giving Hurts another year as the starter, but could Roseman move one of his coveted 2022 assets in hopes of greener pastures in 2023?
If Roseman still has dreams of a more conventional superstar passer or a once-in-a-lifetime pass rusher, the 2023 draft could offer at minimum, seven quarterbacks for Philadelphia and other teams to start targeting.
If Philadelphia dreams of an all-world pass-rusher or stud wide receiver, an extra first-round pick would be gold.
Here are some of the top 2023 signal-callers, a star running back, and one all-world edge rusher that could have Roseman waiting patiently for that greener pasture.
These 37 #Philadelphia #Eagles are under contract for 2022 #NFL season #FlyEaglesFly #NFLFreeAgency
The NFL playoffs are still ongoing, but for the teams like the Eagles, Cowboys, and Cardinals, the focus will now shift towards the all-important 2022 offseason.
While the new league year is still weeks away, it’s never too early for an evaluation of the talent on the roster and who’ll likely stay or go. Philadelphia currently has 37 players under contract for 2022, and a huge decision that’ll need to be made on or by Jason Kelce.
Here’s a look at the Eagles who are currently under contract on the roster heading into free agency.
How did the #Eagles’ Jalen Hurts compare to other rookies and 2nd-year #NFL QBs in 2021?
Jalen Hurt was a second-year quarterback from a contract standpoint in 2021, but after sitting 12 games behind Carson Wentz in 2020, he was essentially a rookie during his historic first season as a starter for the Eagles.
Take out the two games Hurts missed due to injury, and he’s now started 19 regular-season NFL games and one valuable playoff loss to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The reviews have been mixed, but there’s no doubting his ability as a dual-threat and if he can fix the accuracy issues and continue to improve his ability to read defenses, the sky truly is the limit for the Texas native.
One thing going for Hurts is the fact that he’ll enter 2022 with the same offensive coordinator for the first time in his illustrious career dating back to high school.
Hurts was up and down in the loss to the Buccaneers, causing some to question whether he can truly be the Eagles quarterback of the future.
With the 2022 offseason in full swing for Philadelphia, let’s take a look at how Hurts compared to signal-caller in his draft class and the 2021 rookies from this season.
A look at the #Philadelphia #Eagles’ 2021 statistical leaders
The Eagles season is officially over after a 31-15 beatdown at the hands of the defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers.
Philadelphia finished this process 9-8 overall, as Nick Sirianni led his team to a wild card berth in his rookie season, while Jalen Hurts, DeVonta Smith, and other young players were able to take huge steps as players.
With all eyes trending towards the offseason, here’s a look at the Eagles 2021 statistical leaders courtesy of Touchdown Wire.
#Philadelphia #Eagles: Jalen #Hurts to immediately start preparing for his 3rd #NFL season
The Philadelphia Eagles just wrapped up an up and down NFL season that resulted in a playoff berth, but also exposed a handful of warts that are holding this franchise back.
Hurts was 23 of 43 passing on Sunday, accounting for 258-yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Hurts addressed the media in a walking boot, and he’s likely headed for offseason ankle surgery after toughing it out for the past eight or nine weeks.
One of the hardest workers that you’ll ever meet, Hurts confirmed that his third NFL offseason will start immediately, like tomorrow.
Hurts works with talented quarterback guru Quincy Avery, and this spring and summer will be about continuing to fine-tune his footwork, while also teaching a quarterback who’s played in 20-total NFL regular-season games and one humbling postseason appearance.
What we learned from #Eagles 31-15 #NFC #playoff beat down at the hands of #Buccaneers
The Eagles season is over after a humbling 31-15 beatdown at the hands of the Buccaneers, which saw Philadelphia down 30+ points at one late in the third quarter.
The loss concludes an inconsistent season for the Eagles that rarely saw both the offense and defense clicking on the same cylinder.
Losses can teach an organization a lot and Sunday’s thumping by Tom Brady and company revealed several large warts that have to be addressed.
Here’s what we learned after Philadelphia was eliminated from the postseason.
Jalen #Hurts led the #Eagles to the #playoffs in his second season and it’s safe to say, no player in the #NFL offers more value at their position #TBvs#PHI #PHIvsTB #FlyEaglesFly
On Sunday in Tampa Bay, Jalen Hurts will become the youngest quarterback in Eagles history to start a playoff game (23 years old), and after watching Carson Wentz implode against Jacksonville, the former second-round pick now holds all the cards.
There are 32 starting quarterbacks in the NFL and about 12-13 backups that are capable of starting at some point, as well, but Hurts did what several high-profile stars were unable to this season.
John Clark of NBC Sports recently asked a question in regards to Hurts’ value, and whether he’s the best bargain in the entire league?
We took an even deeper dive thanks to Over The Cap and NextGenStats, and you look at his total production, compared to other players around the league at his position, Hurts is by far the best bargain and offers the most value.
The #NFL #SuperWildCard Weekend schedule has been announced and #FlyEaglesFly will match up with the #Buccaneers on Sunday in their typical #NFC slot on #FOX
The NFL’s wild-card weekend is set and although the Eagles knew their opponent, the team now has a date and time for this huge matchup.
The NFL just announced the entire wild card weekend schedule and Philadelphia will match up with Tampa Bay on Sunday, January 16, at 1:00 p.m. EST, on FOX.
Here’s the entire schedule for the NFL’s Super Wild Card Weekend schedule.
Philadelphia #Eagles’ #PFF grades: Best and worst from Week 17 win over #WashingtonFootball
The Eagles clinched a playoff berth on Sunday with a gutty 20-16 comeback win over the Washington Football Team at Lincoln Financial Field.
There were several impressive performances on the day, none more dominant than Josh Sweat, as the veteran defensive end harassed Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke all afternoon.
Sweat wasn’t the only standout on Sunday, and PFF has the best and worst grades from an impressive and historic win for head coach, Nick Sirianni.