NFL analyst Daniel Jerimiah seems to be buying in on the 2019 Philadelphia Eagles as they earned a mention on an NFL Network segment.
Offseason talk is what it is… All talk. However, it’s nearly impossible not to get hype over what’s being discussed related to your favorite team. And in the Philadelphia Eagles case, some of the hype could be warranted. After all, they did just win the Super Bowl two seasons ago and since then, not a ton has changed about this team, personnel-wise.
Sure, there’s no Nick Foles to save the day if Carson Wentz goes down. But then again, Wentz is fully healthy during the offseason for the first time since 2017. And although the Eagles regressed in 2018 following their Super Bowl victory, they might be an even better squad now then they were back then. Basically, what we’re trying to say is that the 2019 Philadelphia Eagles are good.
We’re not the only ones who see it, either. Some of the most respected names in football media believe this Eagles team will be dangerous this year. First, it started with NFL.com’s Gil Brandt. He mentioned that the Eagles are the most talented team in the NFL, in his opinion. Then, former Vice President of Player Personnel Joe Douglas made it clear that it was tough for him to leave Philly for the Jets General Manager job because the 2019 Eagles are so talented.
Now, another respected NFL analyst chips in his two cents on the topic. Daniel Jerimiah recently brought up the topic of which three teams have the hottest stock heading into the 2019 season. Clearly, the Eagles made the list as they had such a strong offseason by acquiring players through the NFL Draft along with free agency and the trading game.
What makes the Eagles so intriguing?
"“I know what this team is made of. And I think Carson Wentz — based off everything I’ve heard talking to people in that organizaton — how he’s looked, obviously they gave him the new contract. I think he’s due for a very big year with all the weaponry he has around him.”“We talked about him just the other weeks when you were mentioning the NFL’s best group of receivers and the variety they can throw at you with an Alshon Jeffery, bringing back a DeSean Jackson, everything I’ve heard in the offseason, it’s been an outstanding run for Nelson Agholor.”“So you bring in a JJ Arcega-Whiteside. They’ve got Ertz. They’ve got Goedert. They have so many weapons around [Wentz] and they’ve built depth in that offensive line to be able to withstand any injuries.I think offensively they’re going to score a bunch of points and I think defensively, again, they can throw waves at you up front with that defensive line. I’m buying a lot of stock here.”H/T to Bleeding Green Nation"
Weapons, weapons, and more weapons. The Philadelphia Eagles had a difficult time moving the ball and scoring on offense last season. So what do they do? Get more weapons. No speedster to stretch the field? Now they’ve got DeSean Jackson for that. The run game has been weak? Well, now they can choose between Jordan Howard or Miles Sanders.
The offensive line should be fully healthy once again, as they weren’t last season. Then, they get a second year out of their highly-touted backup tight end Dallas Goedert who should be a lethal one, two punch along with Zach Ertz. The Eagles defense has made a few changes, but nothing significant enough to say they aren’t a strong unit. Had it not been for a plethora of injuries to the secondary last season, we would’ve most likely seen a much better record for the Birds. The NFL should look out for Philly in 2019 because they are coming back better than ever.