Which UTR Philadelphia Eagles will step up in the last four games?
The Holiday season is here which means that it’s time for our annual under-the-radar list. The past three years, the Philadelphia Eagles have found themselves in playoff contention at this point in the season albeit in an ugly fashion. We’ve been lucky enough to write this article three straight seasons.
One season ended in a trip to the playoffs, Philly came up short in another. This year will break the tie. To get to the playoffs, every team needs key role players. Star players can change a game in an instant but how well the role players fill their roles could be the difference between a good team and a great team.
With that in mind, let’s take look back at some of our hits and misses from the last two lists. In 2020, we predicted Jalen Hurts, Quez Watkins, and Nate Herbig would help the cause back when the Eagles were just 3-4-1. For context, they finished 4-11-1 but those three were integral pieces to the offense in the final four weeks.
We also had our usual special teams hits with Shaun Bradley, Davion Taylor, K’Von Wallace, and Rudy Ford. Bradley even contributed meaningful reps on defense down the stretch. Our misses included Vinny Curry and Cre’Von LeBlanc who both did not have the best back half of the season. LeBlanc landed on IR as well.
2019 was a true UTR Eagles list as we started with four games remaining in the season. The Birds were 5-7 before a four-game wins streak. We predicted Greg Ward, Josh Sweat, Anthony Rush, LeBlanc, Craig James, and Cam Johnston all of whom made some key contributions. The biggest flop was probably Jay Ajayi who looked like a completely different player post-ACL injury and got released in December.
It’s only a matter of time before we find out who we hit and miss on this year and it starts tomorrow night. Let’s take a look at which 10 UTR Eagles could make an impact these last four weeks.