The Philadelphia Eagles and the NFC East’s offseason is over.
Isn’t it great? The NFL season is just a few days away from its beginning after an offseason that was full of uncertainty. The cost of not having a preseason was expensive, but that’s also a small price to pay when you consider the fact that other leagues had to postpone their seasons for months on end like the Canadian Football League. Amid the chaos, one thing that remains constant is the disdain the Philadelphia Eagles and their fans have for their NFC East rivals.
During 2020’s offseason, there was a flurry of activity in the division. Each team was active in free agency and after the draft, and each of the four teams in the division seems to have improved; however, the headline here is this. Every team but the Eagles hired new head coaches. That’s right Jason Garret is no longer leading the Cowboys after being with the team for what seems like forever.
The Washington Football Team seemed to have made the correct choice when they hired Ron Rivera to lead them. The New York Giants decided to pull the plug on the Pat Shurmur experiment and bring in Joe Judge, a Bill Belichick protégé, to develop their young quarterback, Daniel Jones, who now enters his sophomore season.
All those changes make for an interesting debate, who has the upper hand in this division? As a matter of fact, let’s answer that now. Here’s how these four franchises stack up heading into Week 1.