Here are two guys the Philadelphia Eagles defense has to study for.
5. Jimmy Garoppolo, San Francisco 49ers, Week 2: We’re assuming that Jimmy Garoppolo will still be the starter in Week 2 as opposed to Trey Lance. If the latter gets the nod, simply move him into the 14th spot and move everyone from Zach Wilson to Justin Herbert up a notch.
As far as Jimmy G goes, look at things this way. He’s undervalued, disrespected, and sometimes forgotten about because he’s always injured, but if your favorite NFL team was looking for a quarterback and you knew going in that the one you’d get would go 22-8 in his first 30 starts and lead your team to a Super Bowl, there isn’t a fan on Planet Earth that wouldn’t sign up.
If his body stops failing him, there’s reason to believe that he could be a good starter in this league.
4. Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons, Week 1: He’s never quite earned that ‘Matty Ice’ moniker, but Matt Ryan is still in that group that comes right after the elite quarterbacks in the NFL. Keep an eye on him.
For his career, he’s posted a .500 record versus the Philadelphia Eagles (4-4). That includes a win in the last meeting between these two proud franchises on September 15th of 2019. Like this one, the game will be at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.