2 Reasons Philadelphia Eagles will be NFC East champions this season

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The 2020 season couldn’t have ended any more quickly for the Philadelphia Eagles and their passionate fans. In what could have easily been the worst season in Birds history, fans watched as their favorite team stumbled its way through an ugly campaign, but despite the fact that 2020 isn’t too far in the rear-view mirror, there’s good news.

The Philadelphia Eagles are going to win the NFC East. That’s right! You read that correctly!

Okay, hear this one out. It’s still early in the process, and the Philadelphia Eagles are still looking to add talent to their roster. That alone should be alarming, but then you add in the new coaching staff and a new 17-game starting signal-caller in Jalen Hurts, it’s hard to believe that this can happen. It will happen though. The Eagles have everything they need to be contenders and most important, champions of the NFC East. Here are two reasons why they will be.

The Philadelphia Eagles offense could be more than dangerous.

Again, the Eagles have a new coaching staff and will have a completely new system to play in, but that can be a strength for the offense moving forward. Teams have no idea what to expect out of new head coach Nick Sirianni or his coaching staff’s plan of attack. Add a healthy and dominant offensive line, and things are looking up.

Jalen Hurts struggled a bit in 2020, but that’s to be expected with a rookie quarterback. He was thrown into a dumpster fire, but he has shown flashes of brilliance and has the tools to be a difference-maker.

He also has an excellent group of weapons. Miles Sanders, DeVonta Smith, Zach Ertz (he’s still here by the way), Jalen Reagor, Dallas Goedert, Travis Fulgham, Kenneth Gainwell, and Greg Ward make for an excellent group of talent. If used correctly they could be dangerous.

Philadelphia Eagles have some weapons on their defense that scare offenses.

Pass rush, pass rush, pass rush. The Eagles are once again stacked on the defensive line and look to make a mess of opposing offenses this season. Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, Josh Sweat, Tarron Jackson, Milton Williams, and newcomer Ryan Kerrigan combine to make one scary defensive front.

The Birds will be able to deploy loads of rushers on a constant basis. That will keep the defense fresh in the fourth quarter. That’s something to think about.

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They also made under-the-radar signings in Anthony Harris and Eric Wilson. Both can be written in as starters and as immediate upgrades. Darius Slay is a star and leads a unit that has struggled in the past, but all in all, this should be a better unit than it appeared to be last season.

It is still early in this process but the writing is on the wall. The Philadelphia Eagles have everything they need in place to be an excellent football team. It will be a long road, as it always is, but don’t be surprised if the Eagles win the NFC East.