Recent Eagles additions we can safely call busts after the 2023 season

We're talking veterans, young guys, and UDFAs. No one's safe. There are several Eagles we're over already.

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Rashaad Penny, running back

This one still stings a little. We didn't expect the second coming of LeGarrette Blount, but we didn't expect 11 rushing attempts, one reception, and 38 yards from scrimmage either, especially seeing as how Jalen Hurts was getting murdered on those designed quarterback draws.

Rashaad Penny could have at least been a short-yardage and goal-line guy, so we don't give a good doggone about how old he was, his injury history, or how much he was paid. The Birds could have really had something special here, a few bonus carries or a few more red zone TDs at minimum.

Quez Watkins, wide receiver

Okay, there's a part of us that feels like Quez Watkins has been around too long to refer to him as a recent addition. There's another part of our personalities that make us feel like this list can't exist if Quez isn't on it.

Quez has one elite trait... ONE... It doesn't matter how fast you are if you can't catch though. That is a fact.

We could also argue that, the next time he fights to break up a dangerous pass that is thrown in his direction, it will be the first time it happens. His legacy in Philly will be coming up small in big moments.

Maybe we shouldn't call him a bust because he was a 2020 sixth-round draft choice. Then again, the Eagles have given him every opportunity to win a job as the third wide receiver, and he has failed at every turn. By definition, that's a bust. Draft positioning doesn't matter.

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