T.J. Edwards, Linebacker, Chicago Bears
T.J. Edwards was another key departure for the Eagles, leaving for a three-year, $19.5 million deal with the Chicago Bears. He was a key force in both the run and passing game, and the Bears signed him to deploy him in the same role.
Edwards has been effective in run defense, already having 38 tackles and 12 assists already. He has been graded as an elite player in this aspect with an 85.2 PFF grade.
Yet, the linebacker has not provided the same value in the passing game that he did in Philadelphia. He has only generated two pressures as a pass rusher and has been bad in coverage. Edwards has already given up 17 receptions for 200 yards in his four games. Quarterbacks have a 125.0 passer rating while targeting him, a career-worst in that regard.
Miles Sanders, Running Back, Carolina Panthers
A vital part of the Eagles offense for his first four seasons, Sanders signed a four-year, $25 million deal with Carolina this offseason.
While Sanders has been more impactful in the passing game, having 81 receiving yards in four games, he has been less effective running the ball. The Penn State product is averaging 2.9 yards per attempt and only has 158 rushing yards on the season.
Whether it is a byproduct of injuries, a struggling offensive line, or a rookie quarterback in Bryce Young, Sanders has not looked like the same player that he was in Philadelphia. With D'Andre Swift emerging as a lead back for the Eagles, Sanders' loss has not been felt as much as others on the roster.