The Eagles have some building blocks on the offensive side of the ball as well.
Though it may seem like the Eagles offense runs low on depth options, we're learning that we actually need to see these guys get coached up. Then, the coaches need to give them opportunities that the players cash in on when they arrive.
Yeah, it sounds easy. We aren't seeing this as often as we would like.
12. Tanner McKee, quarterback
Some have already questioned whether Tanner McKee is better than Marcus Mariota. That's both a knock on Marcus and a compliment to Tanner.
Philly may want to find someone to replace Mariota, but McKee is worth keeping around. If he continues his incline, he'll make a nice backup option for Jalen.
He's a less athletic and less mobile backup option, but he's a backup option nonetheless.
13. Tyler Steen, guard
Tyler Steen earned his place by playing well in Week 9 versus the Dallas Cowboys (and by jumping on a late fumble in that game). Past that, he's a starting-level talent who won't hit free agency until 2027.
Yeah... He isn't going anywhere.
14. Fred Johnson, tackle/guard
The Eagles are Fred Johnson's fourth NFL team since entering the league as an undrafted rookie in 2019. He's six-foot-seven and tips the scales at 326 pounds. He's versatile and can play multiple positions along the offensive line, and we know Jeff Stoutland loves guys who can do that.
15. Jack Driscoll, tackle/guard
Though we have, at times, found ourselves frustrated with Jack Driscoll, this may be a great time to mention that his first two NFL seasons ended with injury issues.
Now almost totally healthy for the first time in a long time, he looks like a solid backup. He's a 2024 free agent to be who's worth a team-friendly extension.
16. Olamide Zaccheaus, wide receiver
Olamide Zaccheaus probably needs to have the ball thrown his way more often. We have never seen bad things happen when he has been given an opportunity.
This offensive passing game will continue to feature A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Dallas Goedert as its top three options in 2024... as it should, but damn O.Z. is good.
Let's hope he's signed to be the third wide receiver/slot guy is a deal can be reached.
Quez Watkins has to be on his way out, right? The 2023 NFL season was the final year of his rookie deal, and unless, the Birds see something that we just don't, we'd assume he'd be on his way out this coming offseason.
You never know though. We've been wrong about these matters before.