After we’ve now had the opportunity to digest the first month of the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2019 NFL season, it’s time to pass out some team awards.
After an NFL Combine, the draft, rookie minicamp, OTAs, training camp, the preseason and four regular-season games, the Philadelphia Eagles sit at .500 with a win-loss total that has two games on both sides. Professional football is truly unpredictable.
Then again, a quick trip around social media might reveal that a .500 record is exactly what some die-hard Eagles fans were expecting. Many thought Carson Wentz would need to get back in the swing of things after his latest injury in 2018 prevented him from completing a second-consecutive regular season.
Wentz would also sit out of four preseason games before stepping onto the field for his first regular-season game versus the Washington Redskins. Indeed, there was rust, but after knocking that off, he looked like the old Carson Wentz again.
Then, it happened. Wentz looked rusty again in the first half of the Eagles’ second game, one that resulted in a loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Then, his offensive teammates let him down versus the Detroit Lions.
Everyone in the Delaware Valley knows what happened after that. Philly did what they always do. With their backs against the wall, they came out swinging and won a game they were supposed to lose, so with all that being said, here we are. The Eagles are a .500 football team, and they got there by traveling a different road than the one most of us predicted.
Let’s give out some team awards, shall we?