Philadelphia Eagles: 3 Reasons for continued optimism about this offense

Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images)
Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images) /
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Quez Watkins #16, Philadelphia Eagles
Quez Watkins #16, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

There are reasons for optimism with this Philadelphia Eagles offense.

The Philadelphia Eagles entered their Week 2 home-opener with the San Francisco 49ers on cloud-nine after thrashing the Atlanta Falcons in week 1. It’s safe to assume that hopes of an encore were running rampant throughout the city of Brotherly Love after such a dominant performance, but it wasn’t meant to be.

The 49ers pulled out the victory in a defensive battle that resulted in a low-scoring affair. The result was a 17-11 final score. Still, despite that, there are reasons to be excited about this offense moving forward.

1. Philadelphia Eagles WR Quez Watkins continues to impress.

A familiar theme from Week 1 was present in this one. Philadelphia showcased its ability to produce big plays on occasion throughout. Fans have seen glimpses of the game-breaking speed that Quez Watkins has, particularly during training camp and the preseason, but whether or not he could translate that into regular-season production was in question.

His 79-yard touchdown reception against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Philly’s first preseason game was a great start, but the speedy wideout’s 91 yard bomb against the 49ers really shows just how valuable he can be to this team.

While the Eagles were unable to capitalize on the chunk play, it was still a reminder of how capable Watkins can be when let loose. He may arguably be the fastest receiver Philadelphia has in its arsenal, and it would behoove them to no end to continue putting him in a position to make plays down the field.

Watkins saw just two targets on the day. Still, that may be all he needs to impact the flow of a game as his speed is truly altering and awe-inspiring.