Bold predictions for the Philadelphia Eagles offense in 2023
Jalen Hurts finishes the regular season with 30 touchdown passes and 15 TDs as a runner.
Jalen Hurts threw more touchdown passes last season (22) than he did during his first full season as a starter (16). The game has most certainly slowed down for him, and it’s hard to argue that it shouldn’t be difficult for him to toss somewhere around two TDs per contest if his upswing continues.
They say a quarterback’s best friend is a good running game. Adding Rashaad Penny and D’Andre Swift will both elevate the ground attack (and Swift is also dangerous as a receiver). Expect another step forward for Hurts and even more explosion on the offensive side of the ball.
DeVonta Smith again leads the Eagles in receptions and earns his first Pro Bowl nod. A.J. Brown again leads Philly in receiving yardage and receiving TDs.
Throw this one in the ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ category. Last season, despite opposing defenses walking into games versus the Philadelphia Eagles with the knowledge that they had to limit A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith, no one could get that done with any consistency.
It’s Brown’s presence that increased the opportunities for Smith to get the ball thrown in his direction more often. The Slim Reaper responded, stepped up, and produced the highest reception total by a wide receiver in franchise history (95 grabs). Zach Ertz still owns the record for any player regardless of position.
A.J. Brown set the franchise record for receiving yards (1,496). He’ll again lead the team in receiving. DeVonta will again rack up more catches than everyone else and earn his first Pro Bowl nod as a result.