It’s hard to imagine that the Philadelphia Eagles could be seen as one of five teams making NFL fans hit the snooze button. Still, according to NFL Network mainstay, Rich Eisen, the Birds may not be getting enough love from the general public as another NFL season approaches.
On a recent broadcast of Peacock’s The Rich Eisen Show, he stacked a list of the top five NFL teams that people are sleeping on. The Pittsburgh Steelers landed at number five on the countdown before the New Orleans Saints (4), the Las Vegas Raiders (3), and the Birds were unveiled. The defending AFC Champions, the Cincinnati Bengals, topped Eisen’s ranking at number one.
Don’t take our word for it. Take a look for yourselves. Thank The Rich Eisen Show’s official YouTube channel for the clip.
Don’t worry. The Eagles have the rest of the NFL exactly where they want them.
The 2021-2022 Eagles season was one to remember, even if it didn’t end in the manner that fans wanted. Philly, to the surprise of many, made the postseason in surprising fashion before the world ended, and they collapsed during the Wild Card Round in a game versus the then-defending Super Bowl Champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Despite a ton of offseason changes, vice president/general manager Howie Roseman and his staff went right back to work. They crushed the NFL Draft. They added talent at just about every position that was viewed as a problem area. They landed one of the NFL’s best receivers that’s 25 years of age or younger.
You probably already know where the questions are. It’s been said many times that the season will come down to the right arm of Jalen Hurts, and it will. The hope is he takes the next step. Still, it’s too early to tell if he will.
As Jason Kelce would say, “No one likes us! We don’t care!”. Philly might still be the underdog in the eyes of some, but for a team representing a city that prides itself on being such, they wouldn’t have it any other way.
Regardless of where you sit on the two sides of that argument, there isn’t a Birds fan on Planet Earth that isn’t pumped about the 2022-2023 regular season and a potential playoff appearance that most expect to follow.