Don’t think winning the Lombardi Trophy in 2018 has quenched the Philadelphia Eagles’ or their fans’ thirst to win another Super Bowl. When might they expect another?
Here are two things we all learned when the ball slipped through the hands of Alshon Jeffery during the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs and it became certain that the Philadelphia Eagles wouldn’t be winning a second straight Super Bowl.
One, it’s easier to lose in the playoffs when you have that world title in your back pocket. Second, though the pressure of winning that first Super Bowl is off of the Eagles organization, no one is satisfied. All the talk is about winning another.
Perhaps some of that was on the minds of the Monday Morning Quarterback staff as they put their heads together to pen a piece on the most likely franchises to hoist the Lombardi Trophy sometime over the next five years.
Here’s what they came up with. Ten of their writers gave their opinion. Philly was mentioned as being one of the four most-likely franchises to win it all by four of them.
Mitch Goldich and Robert Klemko both rank them as the second most likely franchise, and they both also see the Kansas City Chiefs as the only team who has a better shot. Gary Gramling rank them as the third most likely team. Jerry Vrentas sees them as fourth.
Here’s some of both Goldich’s and Klemko’s theory respectively:
"I’m looking at quarterbacks first and foremost. I think Patrick Mahomes is going to be the best in the league over the next five years, and given the other pieces around him, I put the Chiefs down for two. Most five-year stretches in Super Bowl history include a repeat winner, so I’d put my money on them. I also believe in the cores around Andrew Luck and Carson Wentz and trust those front offices to build Super Bowl winners around them."
"These picks are about the quarterbacks. The question might as well have been: Who do you think will be the Top 5 QBs over the next five years? …..If Carson Wentz can stay healthy for an entire season, the Eagles should represent the NFC in the Super Bowl again soon."
Here’s Gramling’s theory:
"First the Chiefs win the next two Super Bowls with Mahomes on that artificially cheap rookie deal and the defense getting reimagined this offseason. Then the Eagles win Super Bowl LVI behind Nate Sudfeld, filling in for an injured Carson Wentz."
Here’s what Jerry Vrentas had to say:
"I’ll give the GOAT one more title; the most exciting young QB in the game two; the coach who beat Bill Belichick last year, Doug Pederson, a second ring; and one for Philip Rivers before he retires."
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to channel your inner-Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe. The debate table is officially open.