Eagles positional stock report ahead of Week 2 game versus Vikings

Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Nick Sirianni, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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A.J. Brown #11, Jalen Hurts #2, Philadelphia Eagles
A.J. Brown #11, Jalen Hurts #2, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /

The Eagles’ offense has some momentum, and they can build on that in Week 2.

There’s an old saying that suggests it feels much better to correct mistakes after a win than following a loss. Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni even stated that having the W in his back pocket allows him to coach his guys harder.

The offense got off to a great start, and yes, there’s room for improvement. Still, it’s easy to find positives, and we’re hopeful that things keep improving. It’s hard to discredit 455 yards of offense and 27 first downs.

Quarterback (stock up)

Jalen Hurts was pressured a lot, on almost half of his snaps to be exact. He also completed 56.25% of his passes while running the most simplistic of game plans. Still, when pressured, he often escaped. He also demonstrated he can place the offense on his back when necessary. QB1 is continuing his incline. We’re going to have to accept that it won’t look like we want it to.

Running backs (stock up)

All three of the Eagles’ active running backs reached the end zone. They combined for 126 yards on 22 carries and three touchdowns. We can live with that.

Tight ends (stock up)

We aren’t certain why Noah Togiai played and Grant Calcaterra didn’t, but as expected, we loved what we saw out of Dallas Goedert, 60 yards receiving on three receptions. He was an obvious matchup nightmare each time he touched the football.

Wide receivers (no change)

We already knew that A.J. Brown was great. No one should worry about DeVonta Smith, but it’s difficult to evaluate everyone else when Zach Pascal is the only other wideout to haul in a reception.

Offensive line (no changes)

Each of the Eagles’ starters played 100% of the snaps. They faced some adversity, but there’s no reason to be fearful about this unit going forward if they’re healthy.