Let’s just say the Philadelphia Eagles won’t be tuning up for the regular season versus some of the NFL’s best competition.
By now, if you’re like the rest of the Philadelphia Eagles contingent that didn’t like the team’s plan to go with an abbreviated offseason, you’ve probably gotten over it thanks to some sun and maybe your attendance at a few outdoor functions. Closing the book on June and entering July means we’re less than a month away from the dawn of another training camp.
Much of Philly’s roster is set. We’ve determined that A.J. Brown, Jordan Davis, and Nakobe Dean will make the team. The same can be said about Darius Slay, Jalen Hurts, DeVonta Smith, and Javon Hargrave. Something tells us that they’re safe too. How’s that for analysis?
Seriously though, the 2022-2023 Philadelphia Eagles are stacked. The top half of the depth chart is set. Training camp and the three preseason games that we’ll see in August will determine who fills the available jobs in the bottom half.
After beating up on each other, the Eagles and every other NFL team will welcome the idea of taking the field to hit someone else once preseason games begin. Don’t expect to see a ton of work by the starters though as it’s evident that Philadelphia wants to avoid injury.
It would be nice to have a dress rehearsal versus pro football’s elite teams so we can see this young Eagles team compete with the best of the best (and do so without affecting the regular-season tally). That won’t happen as, for the most part, we’ll probably see a lot of action featuring guys who will prove to be unworthy of making the New York Jets, the Cleveland Browns, and the Miami Dolphins rosters, three of pro football’s struggling franchises.
Here’s a look at each opponent as pro football’s return nears.