5 biggest zeroes on the Philadelphia Eagles roster in 2021

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If only the stars on the Philadelphia Eagles roster could step up.

In professional football and on each of its 32 individual franchises, the Philadelphia Eagles included, regardless of what team we’re discussing, there have always been three types of players.

Historically, there are the guys who may not have had the physical traits or athletic gifting, but they worked harder than everyone else and became great anyway, Tom Brady or Jason Kelce for instance.

Some guys were athletically superior, and because they were, there were long periods of their careers where they didn’t work as hard as less talented guys, so they never reached their full potential (or they reached it late): Randall Cunningham, Michael Vick.

There’s another grouping. Occasionally, some guys are athletically superior AND they’re the game’s hardest workers. Those guys are rare. We’re talking about guys like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Calvin Johnson, Patrick Mahomes, and Jerry Rice.

What’s amazing about that last group is they make everybody better. Seriously, how can you be the sixth wide receiver on the depth chart and be the laziest wide receiver on the depth chart when you have Jerry Rice for a teammate?

The Birds have hard workers on this roster, guys who lead by example and bring the best out of their teammates (Darius Slay, Jalen Hurts), but they also have a few duds. You can argue among yourselves about which category the guys on this list of five men fall in, but here’s why they all make this list.

They needed to be better than they’ve been. They aren’t worth their price tag. We’re tired of making excuses for them. Here are the guys that have been the five biggest duds on the Eagles roster all season.