Here’s a quick look at those Andy Reid Philadelphia Eagles teams and a glimpse at the future (2010 to 2012).
The city of Philadelphia will always love Andy Reid as he brought a winning culture to the Eagles that lasted more than a decade. Sure it fizzled over the last three seasons, so maybe that explains the numbers. Then again, he did have both Michael Vick and Nick Foles, so maybe he doesn’t really have an excuse other than the fact that his voice had gotten stale in the locker room.
Andy Reid’s passing yards total from 2010 to 2012 makes him third on a list that includes both Pederson and Kelly as his teams racked up a little over 12,500 yards over the course of three seasons. Michael Vick led the way with 3303 passing yards in 2011.
It’s hard to understand why this is the case as Reid is an offensive genius and Michael Vick had the likes of DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, and Brent Celek surrounding him. Vick battled injury later in 2012 and was supplanted by a young Nick Foles, but even still, it’s hard to imagine that “Big Red” never racked up a 4,000-yard passing season with so many weapons everywhere or that the 2011 squad wound up with an 8-8 record and didn’t qualify for the playoffs.
With all of that being said, what can we expect from Philly’s passing game in 2020? What will that look like?
What will the Eagles passing attack like in 2020?
The pressure is on Carson Wentz, as it should be, as he put up 4,000 yards with nothing around him, and the “Birds” made sure they put a ton of explosive talent around him. The Eagles added Jalen Reagor in the draft and traded for Marquise Goodwin from the San Francisco 49ers on the selection meeting’s third day.
Greg Ward should continue to improve in the slot. DeSean and Alshon should be back (one sooner than the other), and Ertz is still in his prime. Add the steady and reliable Dallas Goedert to a group of pass-catchers that has John Hightower and Quez Watkins waiting in the wings, and Philly’s passing game could look the best that it’s ever been. If Jackson and Goodwin can stay healthy for a full the season, we could be looking at a 4,500 to 5,000-yard passing season. call it a bold prediction if you want, but why not? We’re all throwing out numbers at this point.