3 Philadelphia Eagles that could regress during the 2023 NFL season

  • The Eagles own a loaded roster.
  • There is always a chance of regression with any NFL player.
  • Here are three of Philly's stars to keep tabs on.
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Dallas Goedert, Tight End

Before I get insane backlash for his placement on this list, I want to be clear about one thing. Dallas Goedert, if he stays healthy, should have a fantastic season for the Eagles this year. The placement has nothing to do with his level of play for the Eagles.

Yet, there is some potential for him to regress both yardage and touchdowns wise. Last season, Jalen Hurts took a massive step forward, threw 25 TD passes, and ran for 18 more. A.J. Brown had over 1,600 yards, DeVonta Smith had 1,393, and Goedert had 843 (all numbers include what they did during the postseason). All three players also had four or more receiving touchdowns.

While the passing offense could conceivably get better if Hurts stays healthy all year, the Eagles have more mouths to feed on offense. Olamide Zaccheaus has the potential to be a very productive number three wideout. D'Andre Swift is a player who has consistently eclipsed 300 yards receiving as a running back. Furthermore, the Eagles may decide to lean on their running game more this season, as they have a tougher schedule filled with some high-powered offenses.

Hurts and the Eagles' offense may improve their numbers and become an even bigger threat, boosting all of the numbers of the offensive weapons. But in Goedert's case, he is the third option in the passing game behind Brown and Smith. With a deeper and more talented Eagles skill group, that could mean a slight step back for the talented tight end this season.