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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Olamide Zaccheaus, wide receiver

Olamide Zaccheaus is another player who hasn't been targeted enough in the passing game. He has shown flashes of production this season that date back to September 25th's game versus the Buccaneers.

He stacked 58 yards in that one. That's his highest total of the year thus far. There's no reason to believe he can't do that weekly.

His other TD catch came by way of a nice grab off the arm of Jalen Hurts. QB1 made a brilliant throw. This play is one of Philly's best of 2023.

Targeting Zaccheaus one to two times a game doesn't appear to be enough. If he, Watkins, and Swift aren't going to be targeted consistently, Jones has proven himself more than capable.

The Eagles should consider making O.Z. a fourth or fifth option in their passing game during the final weeks of the regular season. Should Brown or Smith get injured and be forced to miss time, Philadelphia would need to make adjustments and do so in a hurry.

There is no logical reason to ignore Zaccheaus in the offense. He has proven he can make things happen if he is given a chance. He may not be a team leader or captain, but his play demonstrates a 'lead by example' attitude.