Would you agree that these are the Eagles’ best players? Quite a few people seem to agree.
3. Carson Wentz, (ranked 31st), 2018 ESPN Ranking: 17, NFL Network Ranking: 96
Quite a few NFL pundits are still scratching their heads about how Wentz landed at 96 in the NFL Network’s ranking, but whatever. There’s no point in crying over spilled milk. ESPN has him ranked lower than Philip Rivers (17), Drew Brees (11), Russell Wilson (9), Aaron Rodgers (6), Tom Brady (4), and Patrick Mahomes (2).
Again, that’s debatable and totally based on Wentz’s injury history, but no one will lose a ton of sleep over any of that. At least, he isn’t below Dak Prescott and Matt Ryan. By the way, did anyone else notice Prescott’s absence?
4. Fletcher Cox, (ranked 29th), 2018 ESPN Ranking: 29, NFL Network Ranking: 28
This list would have to be thrown out entirely if Cox wasn’t on it. He’d be welcomed in any defensive scheme, and if he wasn’t, you may need to change the scheme.
5. Zach Ertz (ranked 23rd), 2018 ESPN Ranking: 79, NFL Network Ranking: 40
It’s been nice to see the progression of Ertz if you’re an Eagles fan. He’s entering his prime, and he’s gone from being a guy who can only be counted on to wreck the New York Giants consistently to being a guy who’s now living up to his potential and wrecking everybody.
Here’s what we can all agree on. All the Eagles named are great choices. We could argue about positioning, but all are deserving of a spot on the list. Here’s who ESPN missed.