NFL Analyst labels the Philadelphia Eagles as the most talented team in 2019

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 05: Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery
PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 05: Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery /

In a list that contains the top ten most talented teams in the NFL, the Philadelphia Eagles made out quite well.

Underdogs no more? For the longest, the Philadelphia Eagles have been slept on. Ever since the day they hired Doug Pederson in 2016, and re-hired Howie Roseman in the front office, nobody knew what to expect. One thing is for sure, though, nobody expected them to succeed at a high level. During that first season, the Eagles were still playing with a roster that had all of the rotten remains from the Chip Kelly era in Philly. But the following year was when Howie Roseman made his name. Now all of the sudden he went from a fired general manager, to one of the league’s best.

Roseman’s work during the 2017 offseason wasn’t just a flash in the pan. There was no pure luck. He had an agenda, and he got it done, and it ended up paying off with a Super Bowl winning roster. 2018 was a down year for all parties within the Eagles’ organization, but once again Roseman is trying to rebuild an even better roster in 2019, and so far the progress hasn’t gone unnoticed.

A couple of weeks back, Howie Roseman lost his right-hand man Joe Douglas to the New York Jets. Douglas, who was getting a promotion and a lot more money, admitted that he had a hard time leaving Philly. Why exactly? Because of what the Eagles have built in 2019 so far.

Earlier in the week, Douglas made it clear that he believes the Eagles are better on paper in 2019 than they were in 2017, and that’s saying a lot considering what they have accomplished that year. Douglas isn’t the only one who sees it, though. NFL Analyst Gil Brandt recently put together a list of his top ten most talented teams in the NFL and the Eagles are shockingly first on the list.

What’s to say about the 2019 Philadelphia Eagles?

"“What puts the Eagles in the top spot isn’t just the roster assembled by GM Howie Roseman — it’s the fact that so much core talent is locked into contracts through at least 2021. That core includes several who are considered among the best at their respective positions, like quarterback Carson Wentz (signed through 2024), defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (2022), tight end Zach Ertz (2021) and center Jason Kelce (2021)” “The Eagles are also at the point where the NFL draft can be used to build for the future rather than being relied upon as a source of players who can provide an immediate impact. For example, Philly was able to snag offensive tackle prospect Andre Dillard, who can essentially redshirt for a year while being groomed to replace Jason Peters next season, in this year’s draft.”"

Once again, Howie Roseman’s hard work doesn’t go unnoticed. Now, is this Brandt going as far as saying the Eagles are likely to win the Super Bowl this season? Not exactly. Talent is only half the battle in the NFL. Coaching and chemistry play an integral part in a teams’ success. The good news here is that the Eagles not only have a really good coach in Doug Pederson, but they also have a tight-knit locker room that seems to always get along and have fun playing football.

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