Reasons Quez Watkins could be a surprise secret weapon for Eagles versus Patriots in Week 1

Following an up-and-down affair last season, Quez Watkins could show and prove for the Eagles versus the Patriots in Week 1.
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The new NFL season provides a new opportunity for the Eagles and many of their role players like Quez Watkins.

The Philadelphia Eagles have a tough task ahead of them early. They will play two games within a four-day span to begin their regular season. Philly has a deep roster, one where the depth players are capable of making an impact in the opening game against the New England Patriots. In short, there's reason to be excited about this game.

As is the case with all of the other NFL teams, the Eagles have new faces aiming to make an impression. Guys like Jalen Carter and Rashaad Penny come to mind. So do guys like Quez Watkins. The latter is looking to rebound from an up-and-down affair the last time we saw him. Week 1 will provide him with an opportunity.

Sports have a next-man-up mentality. If a player is struggling or gets injured, that creates another opportunity for another individual to lead his club to success. Can Quez get it done? We believe he can, and here are a couple of reasons we believe that to be the case.