The Eagles are finally beginning to see what they have in T.J. Edwards.
The Philadelphia Eagles added T.J. Edwards as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2019 NFL Draft. There were concerns about his NFL readiness. There were questions about his speed, but there were also theories that he should have been drafted and that the Eagles had a potential steal on their hands. Unfortunately for Edwards, Philadelphia has spent a great deal of their time trying to find his replacement.
Philly signed Zach Brown, Chris Worley, Alex Singleton, and Hayes Pullard in 2019. They added Jatavis Brown in 2020 before drafting Davion Taylor, Shaun Bradley, and Casey Toohill (who converted to defensive end) that same year.
In 2021, Philadelphia signed Eric Wilson during free agency, and they drafted both JaCoby Stevens and Patrick Johnson during the selection meeting. Guys failed. The Eagles moved on. Injuries occurred, and T.J. Edwards is the proverbial cream that keeps rising to the top. It’s time that T.J. gets his just due and the Birds acknowledge what they have.
We’ve talked about the Eagles’ lack of dedication to fixing the linebacker position ad nauseam, but if they continue to ride the T.J. Edwards train and develop him, that will go a long way in driving a wedge in what’s been a revolving door.