When Eagles vice president and general manager Howie Roseman traded for Genard Avery right at the deadline in 2019, no one got the fireworks that “Birds” fans were expecting. They wanted that feeling they got when Jay Ajayi joined the nest. Instead, there were a lot of raised eyebrows and Google searches as everyone spent several moments after the announcement of Avery’s addition trying to figure out who he was.
Here’s something that got brought up if you missed it though. Cleveland Browns fans weren’t happy with losing him. Their hope was he was someone that could elevate to becoming a strong rotational player for their defense. Philly, by taking a swing at Avery three days before Halloween, demonstrated something. They believe the same thing.
He recorded five tackles and one-half sack in eight games last season. Expect more from him in 2020. This guy can ball.
Place Isaac Seumalo on any other NFL roster, and we’re probably talking about how much he stands out as one of the game’s best. Bookend him with Jason Peters and Jason Kelce for most of his career, stick Brandon Brooks and Lane Johnson on the other side, and it’s easy to see how he can be lost in the shuffle.
In 2020, Peters moves over to right guard in place of the injured Brandon Brooks. Andre Dillard takes over at left tackle. Isaac Seumalo has never been elected to the Pro Bowl. He probably won’t be elected to the Pro Bowl in 2020, but one thing is certain, you don’t see him get flagged much or give up a ton of sacks. He’s also one of the most versatile linemen the Eagles have.