Well, this isn’t what Philadelphia Eagles fans were expecting.
Before the season started, the offensive line’s starting lineup was supposed to feature Andre Dillard at left tackle, Isaac Seumalo at left guard, Jason Kelce at the center position, Brandon Brooks at right guard, and Lane Johnson at right tackle.
The only person out of that bunch that’s still healthy is Jason Kelce. Matt Pryor and Sua Opeta haven’t shown that they’re ready for the bright lights. Rookie Jack Driscoll is hurt. Carson Wentz has gotten beaten up a lot, but if we’re being honest, a lot of that is one Carson Wentz. This unit isn’t perfect, but they’ve been as good as you can hope for. Grade: D
Philly has been without Zach Ertz since Week 6, and he wasn’t really lighting it up before he was placed on the Eagles’ injured reserve. Dallas Goedert returned in Week 8 and caught one pass for 15 yards after missing every game from Week 4 to Week 7.
In both of their absences, Philly’s still gotten decent production from their tight ends. Despite being waived just hours before the NFL trade deadline, Jason Croom caught a touchdown pass versus the Baltimore Ravens. He’ll be back on the practice squad though. You just wait and see. Richard Rodgers has been a nice surprise. His 15 receptions for 184 yards are higher season totals than Goedert and Ertz both have in those categories. Grade: C
There have been both surprises and disappointments at the wide receiver position. So far, taking Jalen Reagor over Justin Jefferson looks like a mistake, but Reagor should be fine in the long run.
John Hightower is hit-or-miss. Quez Watkins can’t get on the field, and DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery have again been disappointments that Philly hasn’t gotten anything out of. Thank goodness for the emergence of Travis Fulgham. Grade: C