There are five Philadelphia Eagles stars this team can’t do without.
Watch enough NFL or college football, and you’ll learn that injuries are a part of the game. That’s true whether you’re a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles or any of the other 31 professional franchises even if it seems like the injury bug bites Philly’s roster more than it bites anyone else’s.
Once camp begins, and it appears that might be soon, 90 men will compete for 53 roster spots. It seems as though much of the roster is set, and Philadelphia has some star power at quite a few of the game’s important positions, but it’s common knowledge that one major injury can change the course of an entire season.
Philly lost key players in 2017 but won the Super Bowl. They were ravaged by injuries in 2018 and in 2019, but they made the playoffs. Unfortunately, they’ve taken a step backward each time.
They went from hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy to coming within a few plays of a second-consecutive NFC Championship Game appearance to going “one and done” in the postseason a season ago.
This year, Philly’s got high hopes. Hopefully, they can stay healthy. They’ve mastered the “next man up” mantra, but hopefully, they won’t have to use it. Still, all injuries aren’t earth=shattering but some are. We all know that. We’ve all discussed that. Here are five Eagles this team can’t afford to lose in 2020.