Eagles who will benefit from the addition of new teammates at their position

Darius Slay #2, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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T.J. Edwards, Philadelphia Eagles
T.J. Edwards #57, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

54. . . . T.J. Edwards, linebacker. 57. player

T.J. Edwards has gotten better every season.

These days, everyone wants to take credit for being among the contingent that knew T.J. Edwards could be something special despite going undrafted and landing with the Eagles as a rookie free agent in 2017. The word, in those days, was he was slow. It sure doesn’t feel that way when you watch him play on game days, does it?

The former Wisconsin Badger has consistently been among the best players on defense throughout camp and will take on the role of being the ‘quarterback on defense’ as the MIKE (middle) linebacker. He’s ready for the task.

People keep ignoring him, and all he does is produce when he has the opportunity. The additions of Kyzir White, Haason Reddick, and Nakobe Dean and the return of Davion Taylor are only going to make him better.

In 44 regular-season games with 30 starts, T.J. has added 230 tackles (130 came in 2021), three sacks, two interceptions, six pass breakups, and two forced fumbles to the Eagles’ cause and his professional resume. His football I.Q. is through the roof, and with a better roster around him now, those highlight-reel plays will begin to come around more frequently.