Let's check out some former Eagles and see how they have performed in their new cities now that a month of the NFL season is behind us.
By all accounts, the Philadelphia Eagles are off to a great start in the 2023 NFL season. They have dominated on the defensive side of the football, specifically in the trenches. And while there have been some struggles, the offense is starting to look better and find their footing.
Yet, this article is not about the current iteration of the Eagles. Instead, this is a look around the league at some ex-Eagles to see how they are faring away from the city of Brotherly Love. Some are doing well, while others are struggling.
So without waiting any further, let's jump in to see how Ex-Eagles are performing in 2023.
C.J Gardner-Johnson, Safety, Detroit Lions
C. J. Gardner-Johnson, who left Philly for Detriot this offseason, made a decent impact this season in the two games he played. In 134 total snaps, the safety had 13 tackles, two pass breakups, and one quarterback hurry.
His Pro Football Focus grades were also pretty good; Gardner-Johnson had a 76.0 run defense grade, a 68.9 coverage grade, and an overall defensive grade of 70.7. If they held up for an entire season, these marks would have been his best since his rookie year in 2019.
Unfortunately, Gardner-Johnson will not have a chance to continue his positive production for his new team in Detroit. The safety tore his pectoral in the team's Week 2 loss to the Seahawks and is out indefinitely. It was a crushing blow for the former Eaagle, as he looked to be having a season worthy of a big payday.