9. Jim Schwartz, defensive coordinator, Philadelphia Eagles
Some of you have been clamoring for Jim Schwartz’s departure for a while, and it appears that you may have gotten your wish. Though he was never hired by Doug Pederson, he’s always had his coach’s back, off of the field at least.
As Philly’s defensive mastermind, he’s had his moments. See the Eagles’ games versus the Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings during their march to the Super Bowl if you need evidence. Unfortunately, Coach Schwartz’s defenses are too hot and cold. See Super Bowl LII if you need evidence of that.
In the end, it’s those bad games that define his tenure here the most. Whether he retires or not, he’s one of the game’s great defensive minds. Maybe it was just a matter of his voice getting stale in the Philadelphia Eagles locker room.
10. Carson Wentz, quarterback, Philadelphia Eagles
Like a tall glass of Pepsi, Carson Wentz‘s career got off to a bang. It was full of flavor. It was full of sizzle, and it felt like the fizz would rise to the top of the glass and spill over for years to come.
You all know what happens to a Pepsi that sits around too long though, and 11’s career can be described the same way. Whatever it was that we were sipping doesn’t taste the same. The fizz is gone, and there’s a large section of the Birds fan base that believes a Coke and a smile will feel better.
Well, Jalen Hurts is the Coca Cola in this story, and with his emergence came the theory that Wentz may have played his final game as the Eagles’ starter. Only time will tell if that’s accurate.