The Eagles’ passing attack is more efficient and dangerous in 2022.
Not only is Jalen Hurts tearing the opposing opponents on the ground this year, but he is also doing it through the air, leading an improved passing attack while he continues to take the next step as a signal-caller.
Through seven weeks in 2021, Philadelphia’s starting quarterback had 1,716 passing yards on his resume. He had thrown for ten touchdowns versus four interceptions. He was also completing just 59% of his passes.
Fast forward to the 2022 season, he has become more efficient. He’s completing passes at a 66.8% clip while throwing for 1,514 yards and six touchdowns versus only two interceptions. He’s also averaging 8.2 yards per pass attempt through six games.
It doesn’t hurt to have a big-bodied wide receiver in A.J. Brown, who can push around defenders and create opportunities for teammates. The Eagles didn’t have that in 2021.
Brown has not disappointed in his debut season with the Birds so far. He leads the team in receiving yards (503), and he’s done it on 33 receptions. He’s also scored two touchdowns.
The offense isn’t the only unit that has elevated its play. The defense has made some huge strides as well.