No one should be fearful of Marcus Epps increased role with the Eagles

Marcus Epps (22), Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Marcus Epps (22), Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Marcus Epps, Philadelphia Eagles
Marcus Epps, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) /

Marcus Epps will be ready for his opportunity in 2022 with the new-look Eagles.

If this is a dream, please don’t wake us up. Had you told us that, after the busy portion of the NFL’s free agency period and April’s NFL Draft that the Philadelphia Eagles would have Haason Reddick, Jordan Davis, James Bradberry, and A.J. Brown on the roster, we would have thought that you were crazy.

We definitely didn’t foresee any possibility of landing Nakobe Dean, a first-round talent, in Round 3. Fans who were once ready to run Howie Roseman out of town are now singing his praises (our staff included). There’s only one major need that remains unaddressed, the safety position… maybe. Let’s hold on for a second before we ride that one out.

We’ve been asking all offseason, if it came down to it, whether or not Marcus Epps could hold serve if asked to play more minutes. Maybe we’ve been asking the wrong question. Maybe the Birds should have turned him loose a little earlier, no?

If the season were to start today and the Birds had a game to play tomorrow, Epps and Anthony Harris would be your starting safety tandem. Sure, if you’re concerned, no one will tell you that you’re wrong for what you’re feeling that way. Trust us on this one though. This is going to work out just fine, and here are two reasons why that’s the case.