Ranking former Eagles draftees who now play on other NFL teams

Carson Wentz #11, Washington Commanders (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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58. . . . Carson Wentz, Commanders. 4. player

Carson Wentz and Jordan Hicks’ Eagles careers ended much sooner than many thought, but both deserve spots on this list.

Yes, we’ve reached the Carson Wentz portion of the countdown. Love him… Hate him (and it seems like many of his teammates often fall in the latter category)… The Washington Commanders can certainly do much worse than trotting him out onto the field.

The 2017 season was a mirage. Carson was never that good, but he can win you some games. This will be his final shot at being a starter in Washington, and then it’s headfirst into a more suitable role for his talents as a career backup. The writing is on the wall. There’s no escaping his destiny. Strangely, there are STILL some people that haven’t figured that out yet.

60. . . . Jordan Hicks, Vikings. 3. player

Oh, what could have been with Jordan Hicks. When the Eagles let him walk during the 2019 NFL offseason after his rookie contract had run its course, it was understood why they did so. Though talented, Hicks could literally get hurt while putting his cleats on. That’s no exaggeration. The dude literally injured himself while getting out of a swimming pool.

Once he was gone, we all knew what was going to happen. He’s been virtually indestructible since his departure, appearing in all 16 of the Arizona Cardinals’ regular-season games in 2019 and 2020 and all 17 contests in 2021.

Some would have liked to see him return to Philly this offseason. As fate would have it, he landed with the Minnesota Vikings. They got a good one. We always knew he’d be good if he could stay healthy, and he’s proven that theory to be accurate.