It’s hard to believe this now, but once upon a time, it was believed the 2018 Philadelphia Eagles would be a better version of the 2017 team, one that finished its regular season with a mark of 13-3 and bested both the Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings during the postseason to represent the National Football Conference in the Super Bowl (and hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy at game’s end).
Talk about setting the bar high, huh? There were, however, several reasons to believe that statement could be accurate.
One of which was this. Many of the guys that got hurt one year prior were coming back (Darren Sproles, Carson Wentz, Jason Peters). Philly had also added Mike Wallace to replace Torrey Smith, and they had made some key additions in the draft, Dallas Goedert for instance.
Needless to say, everything didn’t work out as planned. The 2018 Eagles came a few plays short of finding their way into a second consecutive NFC Championship Game, and they’ve been itching for an opportunity to get back in that position ever since.
Another opportunity will be born during the 2022-2023 NFL regular season. It all begins with another offseason during rookie minicamp, organized team activities (OTAs), and of course, training camp.
Here are a few noteworthy Philadelphia Eagles offseason dates you’ll want to jot down on those calendars.
Following an amazing and very intriguing NFL Draft and with the subsequent rookie free-agent signings the Birds have made, everyone’s on high alert and waiting for an opportunity to see these guys in action. It won’t be long now.
League offices have officially released offseason workout program dates for all 32 franchises. Make sure you put these on your calendars.
Rookie Minicamp: May 6-7
One of the big surprises of the draft was seeing Nakobe Dean, a first-round talent, slide to the Eagles in Round 3 and seeing injury concerns being cited as the reason. Have no fear. According to leadership, he’ll be at the NovaCare Complex for rookie minicamp along with several other young prospects who hope to make names for themselves in the National Football League.
OTA Offseason Workouts: May 31, June 2-3, June 6-8
This should be a lot of fun. The Birds have had a frustrating go of it over the past few seasons, but every NFL team sits at zero wins and zero losses right now. The process of piecing together a 53-man roster and practice squad begins at the end of May and continues through the first week of June.