Philadelphia Eagles: Reasons to remain optimistic about 2021

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There are reasons to be optimistic about the 2021 Philadelphia Eagles.

With so much going on for the Philadelphia Eagles and with so many things for fans to watch, it’s easy to overlook some of the good decisions made by this franchise. After the 2020 season ended miserably for this team (and, so far, with 2021 not looking much better), fans need to understand that this is a rebuilding year for this team.

The Eagles can claim to be competing all they want, and in truth, they are. Still, this season is really about finding some cornerstones that this franchise is to build off of. This team already has new pieces added, but a lot of them (mainly on defense) are more than likely not going to be around long-term.

Fans put a lot of stock into that Week 1 win over the Atlanta Falcons, which we ultimately understand. However, to be blunt, the Falcons are a terrible team. So, in essence, the Birds just beat a team that they were supposed to beat. The real questions and answers will come in later weeks against teams that are also in ‘win now’ modes.

Facing teams like the Kansas City Chiefs, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and heck, even the Dallas Cowboys will allow this team to build a blueprint of who they need and what they will need to do to be successful moving forward. We’ve tempered our expectations. Let’s take a look at a few reasons for optimism.