5 Eagles leaders that can fuel a Super Bowl run and a new guy we hope does the same

The players on this list can help end the Eagles' recent slump and help fuel a second consecutive appearance in the big game.

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Julio Jones, wide receiver

Julio Jones hasn't made much of an impact for Philly. He has one touchdown reception on the season. That came on October 29th against the Commanders. The play was instrumental in putting the Eagles ahead on the scoreboard for good during the fourth quarter.

The 13-year wideout has five catches for 16 yards on the season, but he has been held off of the stat sheet in three of the last five contests. What gives?

Look, he isn't the same receiver that dominated the league for several years with the Atlanta Falcons. He can still, however, contribute to a team's offense. He proved that last season during his time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The 34-year-old wideout had 24 receptions, 299 yards receiving, and two touchdowns in ten contests last season. In Tampa Bay's lone playoff contest, he finished with seven catches, the second-highest total for the Bucs in that game. He stacked 74 yards and a touchdown on 11 targets.

Philadelphia is lacking consistent production from a third receiver. As the season winds down, the veteran could see an uptick in targets as opposing defenses will no doubt key in on A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Dallas Goedert.

A.J. has been respected for a while. Young players (and some of the veterans) look at him like a hero. One has to believe he can still beat the third corner on most of the NFL's rosters.