5. Jordan Reed, tight end
In Jim Schwartz’s scheme, linebackers are asked to drop into coverage and make plays. Nathan Gerry has been here for a while now, and he’ll be expected to show and prove.
L.J. Fort, Zach Brown, and T.J. Edwards are all new faces, but regardless of who is trotted out there to face Washington, they’ll have their hands full with the Redskins running game and their tight ends.
Speaking of the latter, Jordan Reed is entering his ninth season as a member of the ‘Skins. He’s racked up 329 receptions, 3,371 receiving yards, and 24 touchdowns. The Eagles know him well, and Philly’s safeties and linebackers will have their hands full with him. That hasn’t changed since his arrival in D.C.
6. Adrian Peterson, running back
Sometimes. it’s easy to forget that Washington’s starting running back is, potentially, a future Pro Football Hall of Famer. After forgettable seasons with the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals, Adrian Peterson resurrected his career last season.
He started all 16 games in 2018, carried the ball 251 times for 1,042 yards, and scored seven touchdowns. He also caught 20 passes for another 208 yards and reached the end zone as a receiver. What will he do for an encore? Eagles fans will get a front-row seat on Sunday.