Each Philadelphia Eagles rival’s most overrated player in 2022

Ezekiel Elliott #21, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Ezekiel Elliott #21, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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Who are the most overhyped players suiting up for each of the Philadelphia Eagles’ rivals?

Who cares if it’s the summer and we haven’t arrived at training camp yet? We’ve been talking about and waiting on the Philadelphia Eagles‘ possible run at an NFC East title since the last time they took the crown in 2019. We deserve to have some expectations, but we’ve seen this movie before.

Once September arrives, we’ll have to endure those annual theories about this being the Dallas Cowboys’ year (even though they rarely do much to justify the claim), but that’s part of the deal for NFL fans. Some guys get undeserved mention simply because they don that ugly jersey and throw on the even uglier helmet with the star on its side. Take Ezekiel Elliott for instance.

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If Ezekiel Elliott played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, he would have never earned that six-year, $90 million extension that he signed in April of 2019. He’d be an afterthought. You realize that right?

Following three Pro Bowl nods (2016, 2018, and 2019), he’s aged rapidly. Playing the NFL’s most punishing position will do that for you, yet despite that, we’re constantly inundated with discussions about his greatness. Seriously, how is this guy still a Superstar X-Factor on EA’s Madden NFL game?

There’s some theory that the losses of Amari Cooper, La’el Collins, and Randy Gregory will be too much for this team to overcome and that Dallas will take a step backward in 2022. No Eagles fan will complain if that happens.

In the meantime, while we await the inevitable takes about this being the Cowboys’ year for what seems like the tenth straight season, Birds fans should rest easy. This team will fall apart when it matters, and they’ll do so because Zeke has been falling apart for the past two seasons. He’s clearly the Cowboys’ most overhyped player. Let’s talk about the guys who are getting too much mention in the Big Apple and our nation’s capital.