3. The Philadelphia Eagles actually have a solid supporting cast.
Yes, the Eagles have weapons. This is not an overreaction and never has been. Sure, the Eagles do not house the dominant WR1 like DeAndre Hopkins or Stefon Diggs, but this supporting cast is good enough to win with.
Dallas Goedert is a matchup problem for any opposing defenses. He possesses a rare blend of speed and physicality that is so hard to come by at the tight end position. Zach Ertz battled injuries for the better part of the season, but he proved in Week 15 he is still capable of getting open. Alshon Jeffery proved his value, Quez Watkins flashed his speed on a touchdown scamper, and Greg Ward continues to impress with two more touchdown snags. Let’s not forget Travis Fulgham and Jalen Reagor.
Miles Sanders and Boston Scott are not a bad duo in the backfield, either. What Jalen Hurts has proven in the last two and a half games is the ‘weak’ supporting cast around Carson Wentz actually wasn’t weak at all. It’s a solid blend of youth and vets. Throw in one elite receiver and in 2021 this offense could be entertaining.
4. Quez Watkins has starting potential for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Okay, let’s pump the brakes on this one. Watkins flashed his straight-line speed against Arizona, but to say he has starting potential is a bit much. He was a sixth-round pick, that should tell us enough. He has big-play potential, but he has yet to flash any downfield threat.
His touchdown in Week 15 seemed like a give up play on third and long, but after a smooth move, the rookie turned on the burners en route to a house call. With a full offseason under his belt next year, he could be a solid rotational piece in this receiving group, but if the Eagles have proved one thing with receivers the past few years it’s that they have no idea how to develop. Let’s move to the defensive side of the ball.