The Philadelphia Eagles offensive line has been serviceable through the first three games of the 2021 season but they’re in rough shape for the team’s Week 4 date against the Kansas City Chiefs.
In Week 1, the Eagles’ starting offensive line consisted of (from left tackle to right tackle): Jordan Mailata, Isaac Seumalo, Jason Kelce, Brandon Brooks, and Lane Johnson.
In Week 4, only Kelce will be suiting up for the Eagles for the Chiefs game. That is not good for a team that needs everything to go perfectly against one of the toughest teams in the NFL (even if their record doesn’t indicate as such).
The tweet above from Ari Meirov outlines who the Eagles’ offensive line won’t have for this game and notes that Johnson is out as a result of a personal matter. The other three have been out in other games this season with Seumalo and Brooks on IR and Mailata missed last week with a knee injury.
Philadelphia Eagles offensive line is in trouble
The good news here is that the Chiefs’ defense has been a dumpster fire this season so at least this isn’t as daunting of a matchup upfront. Jalen Hurts is someone who can avoid pressure by scrambling and it’s something Eagles fans have seen him do throughout both his college and his pro career.
Even with that being the case, don’t be shocked if the o-line has trouble and Hurts is pressured more than normal this week.
The starting o-line could consist of Andre Dillard at left tackle, Landon Dickerson at left guard, Nate Herbig at right guard, and former tight end Jack Driscoll at right tackle. Oof. That’s not a group most teams would even consider trotting out onto the field but the Eagles don’t really have much of a choice here.
Hopefully, Kansas City’s d-line continues to struggle and this group can keep Hurts clean and upright for the duration of the game.