The infusion of speed at wide receiver from the 2020 NFL Draft is just one of the strategies the Philadelphia Eagles are using to try replicate the model behind the Kansas City Chiefs.
To the casual fan, including most of the Philadelphia Eagles fan base, it may seem like Andy Reid took 21 years to fully-cement his legacy as one of the league’s greatest head coaches after finally winning the Super Bowl this past February.
Just months after the first Super Bowl victory for the Chiefs in 50 years, no team seems to emulating the Kansas City methodology more than the Eagles, where Reid was the head coach from 1999-2012.
Current Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, who comes directly from the Reid coaching tree, has already emulated much of his mentor’s offensive model since joining Philadelphia in 2016.
However, after four seasons that has consisted of three consecutive playoff appearances in a row along with his own Super Bowl ring, Pederson has a tall order in 2020.
With wide receivers Jalen Reagor, John Hightower, and Quez Watkins recently selected in the 2020 NFL Draft along with the trade for Marquise Goodwin, it seems as though the effort by the Eagles to emulate Kansas City’s model is built around speed.
Of course, Philadelphia will need more than just additional speed to fully emulate the model Kansas City has done an incredible job of building in recent years, which leads to the upcoming discussion.
In fact, when looking at the kind of team the Eagles have put together entering the 2020 season, here are three ways the defending NFC East champions are following the blueprint of the Chiefs.