1. How did the Philadelphia Eagles get here?
Less than a week ago, on August 27th, to be exact, Philly lost left tackle Andre Dillard to a season-ending biceps injury. As disappointing as that was, these things can be manages if a team ahs a competent backup waiting in the wings. The problem was Philly had more question marks than answers as Josh Sweat, Joe Ostman and company have made mincemeat of anyone the Eagles coaches decided to put over there.
But wait! Didn’t the legend at left tackle, Jason Peters, come back for one last ride in the ‘City of Brotherly Love’? That would have fixed everything, but he’s currently fixated at right guard and seems to have made the decision to hold the organization to ransom.
Couldn’t the Eagles, you know, sign a veteran free agent? That’s the thing, they could but they would be hindering their financial books and put themselves in a worse position than they already are (and there aren’t a ton of above-average options out there). So, what’s next? What on Earth do they do now? Here’s what they have working against them.