3. Philly’s got too many weapons.
In 2017, Carson Wentz was on a collision course with the NFL’s MVP trophy. Then, he ripped up his knee in Los Angeles versus the Rams. He worked his way back onto the field in 2018, but that season was cut short because QB1 was literally playing with a broken back.
In 2019, Wentz stayed on the field, but all of his weapons got hurt. He proved his value anyway by leading the “Birds” to the playoffs and a division title. Then, Philly got serious about becoming more explosive.
They added Reagor, John Hightower, and Quez Watkins in the draft, along with Marquise Goodwin, whom they acquired in a Day 3 trade with the San Francisco 49ers. Add all of that to an offense that features the aforementioned Miles Sanders, the returning DeSean Jackson, Boston Scott, Zach Ertz, and Dallas Goedert, and Wentz, all of a sudden has weapons everywhere.
Who does the opposing defense guard? If you double DeSean, Reagor’s open. If you double Ertz, that frees up someone else. If opposing defenses key on the running game, the passing game opens.
Sanders set the team’s rookie record for all-purpose yards even though he was often keyed on. The fact that teams won’t be able to key on Reagor means one thing. Big things are in the works for the rookie folks.