5 Checkpoints on the Philadelphia Eagles roadmap to offensive success

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Jalen Hurts #1, Philadelphia Eagles
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1. Get the ball to the playmakers early and often.

If we’re approaching the midpoint of the season, and Jalen Hurts is averaging just under nine carries per game as he did during the most recent NFL season, that won’t be a good thing. That’s good for Fantasy owners. That will be bad for the Philadelphia Eagles offense.

Fantasy owners don’t care if a lot of Hurts’ passing numbers came by way of failed comeback attempts. All they care about is the statistical data.

No one’s saying Philly should abandon the QB scramble entirely. That’s part of what makes QB1 so dangerous, but here’s what we are saying.

Last season, Jalen Hurts abandoned the pocket when there was no danger present far too often. In 2022, we’re hoping for quicker reads, a faster release, and the utilization of all of these playmakers he’s been given as a supporting cast.

Confidence rating: B-

2. The NFL’s best offensive line must continue proving they deserve that title.

Just look at the names: Jordan Mailata, Landon Dickerson, Jason Kelce, Isaac Seumalo, Lane Johnson, and offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland. It’s hard to find a unit that’s better than that one. In 2021, no offensive line was better.

In 2022, the success of the Eagles’ offense hinges on its quarterback, the five guys in front of him, and Philly’s running game. This is a phenomenal unit to build around, and should any hiccups occur, they have the depth to keep the train chugging.

Confidence rating: A+