Andy Levitre, OL
Last month, the Eagles cut ties with their former starting guard, Stefen Wisniewski. Wiz was a guy the Eagles signed a couple of years ago who emerged as a starter during their Super Bowl run in 2017. Strangely though, he was benched for Isaac Seumalo in 2018, and issues were arising. The public consensus believes there was a bit of an in-house beef between Wiz and Jason Peters, which led to Wiz’s demise in Philly. But nothing is or will ever be confirmed about this.
Regardless of what happened though, it’s clear that the Eagles are finished with the Wisniewski era at guard. They extended Seumalo, and he’s most likely the starting guard on the left side for years to come. It’s great that the Eagles have that figured out, but what happens on the right side now? Remember, Brandon Brooks suffered what would be a season-ending injury during the playoffs last year in New Orleans. He has his eye on a week one return, but we have to be realistic.
Brooks won’t be back in time for the start of the season. A ruptured Achilles is a severe injury to overcome. Realistically, he could miss a good chunk of the season. The Eagles need immediate temporary help to fill in, and they should look at former Atlanta Falcons guard, Andy Levitre.
The 32-year-old blocker could offer the Eagles some experienced temporary help as they need all the protection that they can get for their franchise quarterback this season. Per Pro Football Focus, Levitre was ranked as the sixth-highest interior O-Lineman hitting the market.