5 Philadelphia Eagles whose stock has fallen, not including Carson Wentz

Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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T.J. Edwards, Philadelphia Eagles
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5. player. 54. . . . T.J. Edwards

Wasn’t this supposed to be the Philadelphia Eagles starting middle linebacker?

It was hard to decide whether to place T.J. Edwards in the fifth spot or not because the fact of the matter is dude does have some ability. No, that isn’t a joke. T.J. Edwards can play. Look no further than Week 2’s forced fumble that helped shift momentum in the Eagles favor when, to that point, they had looked like an old fighter who had decided to put his back on the ropes and just eat a few shots. Edwards’ efforts wouldn’t matter though. Carson Wentz airmailed said momentum back to the Rams with an awful-looking third-quarter interception.

The biggest problem Edwards has and the reason he’s on this list is no one outside of the Eagles fanbase knows that he can play. Offensive coordinators aren’t staying up late to gameplan for him. There’s also this to consider. If he isn’t allowed to play, no one will ever know that he can.

Edwards’ entire existence sits somewhere between Josh Sweat, a feeling that the Eagles coaches will never figure out a way to utilize him properly or find a way to get him on the field enough, and Rasul Douglas, someone who seems to have fallen out of favor with the coaches but might have been good if he was utilized properly.

Yes, we still think Rasul Douglas was actually a rotational safety. Oh yeah. You’re absolutely right. We could have put Jalen Mills, but at least he actually gets a little playing time.