For five Philadelphia Eagles, 2020 could serve as a bounce-back season.
As long as there’s an NFL, and by the looks of things that will be a very long time, there will be draft busts and breakout stars. Guys will live up to the hype at times, fall short of expectations at others, and completely miss the mark on other occasions. No one knows that better than Philadelphia Eagles fans.
Ask anyone with an intimate knowledge of the “Birds”, and you’ll hear tales of failed draft selections, free agent signings that didn’t work out, and guys who got hurt when it seemed the team could least afford for them to do so. All of those scenarios have come into play over the past three seasons, and for all that he’s done right, Howie Roseman has come under fire for a few decisions that have blown up in his face.
Whether it’s been age, injury, or just unexplainable bad play, the “Birds” have had more than their fair share of disappointment from guys they were expecting a lot out of, but all hope is not lost. The Eagles will again be in the hunt in the NFC and, along with the Dallas Cowboys, they’ll also be one of the two favorites to win the NFC East.
It will take a total team effort and a few bounce-back seasons from guys who didn’t quite meet the standard a year ago. Here are five “Birds” with the best chance to right the wrongs of disappointing 2019 seasons.