The specialists and the quarterbacks are the easiest roster positions to identify on the Philadelphia Eagles roster.
This shouldn’t be too hard to figure out. No one’s going to find any fault in a roster projection that places Jake Elliott in the kicker’s role, Rick Lovato in the long-snapper role, and last but certainly not least, Cameron Johnston as the team’s punter.
Dave Fipp, for several NFL seasons now, has shown his mettle as one of the NFL’s best special teams coaches, and this unit should be fun to watch when the lights go on come September 13th.
Well, that one’s actually a day game, but you get the idea. They’re called the ‘three phases of the game’ for a reason, but recently, fans seem to have forgotten about special teams.
We know why. There are fewer kick returns now among other things. No one will argue with player safety, but with so many guys that can do so many things on this Eagles’ roster, don’t be surprised if you see Jalen Reagor or Boston Scott returning kickoffs, DeSean Jackson returning punts or speedsters like Adrian Killins making one or two game-changing plays during the regular season. This unit could make three to four game-changing plays during the regular season.
Verdict: Jake Elliott (kicker), Cameron Johnston (punter), Rick Lovato (long-snapper)