Here are the three toughest challenges the Philadelphia Eagles will face in 2021.
3. Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys, Weeks 3 and 18: Say what you want about Dak Prescott. He pulls the Dallas Cowboys out of the fire frequently. He normally has them in a position to win. The team clearly falls apart without him.
He isn’t elite, and yes, the circumstances have to often be perfect or close to it for him to be at his best. That can be said about 75 percent of the quarterbacks in the NFL though. Every quarterback isn’t going to put his team on his back and will them to victory, but this one has proven he can beat the Philadelphia Eagles with some regularity. He’s 5-3 versus the Birds and is just as dangerous with his arm as he is with his legs.
2. Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs, Week 4: If you want to flip-flop this list and put Patrick Mahomes at number one and Tom Brady at number two, no one will get angry. From a skill standpoint, Tom Brady can’t do some of the things athletically or with the football that Mahomes can, but here’s something else to consider.
Mahomes sits at number two on this ranking of opposing starting quarterbacks the Philadelphia Eagles will face for two reasons. One of which is it’s hard to get what happened the last two times these two met out of our minds. What’s the other reason? We’re glad you asked.
1. Tom Brady, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Week 6: Had Tom Brady lost to Patrick Mahomes in February, Mahomes may have landed in the top spot, but come on, you saw the game.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are loaded, and with all the weapons The G.O.A.T. has at his disposal, he’s continued to prove to all of us that no one should bet against him, especially when he gets into a groove. He isn’t what he once was, and he’s still better than everyone else, period.
You saw the Bucs become elite with him and the New England Patriots fall apart without him. The case is closed. Besides, how can you put a guy with ten Super Bowl appearances and seven rings at number two. We may never see that again.