1. Carson Wentz
Well, this ones’s obvious. Wentz hasn’t completed an entire season since his rookie campaign, and unlike the past two seasons, there’s no Nick Foles if he goes down.
2. Jason Peters
You could probably caption this one yourself, but think about it this way. This may be Peters’ last ride. Wentz needs to know is blindside is protected, and it would be nice to watch this future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee walk off of the field after his final game (rather than being carried off of it).
3. Lane Johnson
You know the saying. People lie, and numbers don’t (well, something like that anyway). You’ve seen the stats over and over. When ’65’ plays, ‘The Birds’ win. When he doesn’t, they don’t. Every Eagles fan is hoping for the former scenario, especially since there’s a slight drop off in talent if Philly’s star right tackle can’t go.
4. Josh Adams
Call this pessimism or whatever you like. Philly’s got a lot of guys in the backfield with similar traits. Some are better at certain things than others, but if you trotted all of them out there with no jersey number on, you may not be able to tell who’s who.
That is, with the exception of Josh Adams. The man that may be Philly’s lone workhorse may be the only guy that can salt games away consistently if the Eagles are leading. If he goes down, Wentz throws more late, and any die-hard football fan will tell you that isn’t what Philly fans want.