This Philadelphia Eagles team is getting younger, and it’s about time.
Injuries are a part of the NFL game. They can’t be avoided, but when you’re the Philadelphia Eagles and you miss on so many of your draft picks, the tendency has been to try and mask those snafus by adding veterans in free agency and kicking the tires on some of your own guys that you thought you’d be replacing.
Oh, and then there’s the other problem. Old guys get hurt more often, and they take longer to heal when they are on the shelf.
That’s why you see Philly sign Corey Clement and Darren Sproles over and over again. That’s why you see Jason Peters, Alshon Jeffery, and DeSean Jackson on the roster one season longer than they should be, but recently, Philly has had another issue. The young guys have been getting hurt too.
This team hasn’t just been bitten by the injury bug. Several injury bugs made nests at the NovaCare Complex.
Here we are. The 2021 regular season approaches, and Philly finally has a nice mix of young talent and grisly veterans. Pro Football Focus isn’t impressed though. They recently ranked the top 25 players in the NFL who are under 25 years of age. Here’s where it gets disrespectful. Not one Eagle from their offense or their defense is on the ranking.
Our staff at Inside The Iggles takes offense to that, but fear not. We’ve got you covered if you’re a Birds fan. Here’s a ranking of the top five Eagles on offense who are under the age of 25 and a few thoughts on everybody else on the offense under 25 as well. The debate table is officially open.