A note on every Eagles player as the Bye-week comes to a close

USATSI_13615646_168382939_lowres

The Bye week is almost in the rear-view mirror but before the storm that’s known as the NFL starts to rip through the City of Brotherly Love again, it’s a good time to take a look at this year’s Philadelphia Eagles. So, I decided to make a quick note on every player currently on the roster. Do you agree with these judgments? Let us know down below!

Quarterback

Carson Wentz

He’s had a very underrated season due to the rest of the noise surrounding the team, but there’s also still a lot of room for improvement. Wentz has been excellent for the majority of the year however and does need to be commended for rebounding from 2018 so strongly.

Nate Sudfeld

I found it interesting that when the Eagles needed a quarterback in a pinch, they went with Josh McCown over Sudfeld. Nate has been on the team for three years now but isn’t quite at a level where the Eagles would trust him over a proven vet just yet.

Josh McCown

McCown was thrown into the deep end against Atlanta and looked really, really good. He had a strong preseason, but this was a different kettle of fish. Going 3-5 for 24 yards to end the first half, McCown proved to the world that he’s still got it.

Running back

Jordan Howard

Give. This. Man. A. Contract. Extension. Now.

Miles Sanders

There were concerns over the vision and patience of the PSU rookie before the Draft and unfortunately those played large roles early in the season. The good news, however, is that he’s showing real development on a weekly basis which is rare for traits that tend to be hard to nurture. It’s really encouraging to see.

Corey Clement

His time in Philly might well be up after struggling to make the most of special teams opportunities. To go from a 100-yard receiving game in a Super Bowl win, to being left on the sideline when the offense on the field, is a heartbreaking fall from grace.

Darren Sproles

I still don’t understand why the Eagles ran three straight plays to Darren Sproles against the Bears. Seriously, it’s haunting me every night before I go to sleep.

Tight end

Zach Ertz

Seeing Ertz break tackles and pick up yards after the catch will never not make my heart sing. The franchise TE has been elite once again this year, acting as the security blanket Wentz really does need this season.

Dallas Goedert

A red zone behemoth, Goedert continues to wreak havoc when targeted. It took a while to get going, but he could be primed for an explosive landing as the season comes to a close.

Offensive line

Jason Peters

It’s a shame he picked up an injury and he should get the starting reins back one more time, but the future has arrived and it may finally be time to part ways with the bodyguard once the season ends.

Andre Dillard

Considering he wasn’t supposed to play this year, the first-round pick has been utterly incredible. There are trials by fire, and then there are games against elite pass-rushers as a rookie left tackle. HUGE shout to Jeff Stoutland for helping Dillard prepare for some really tough assignments.

Brandon Brooks

Not only has Brooks been one of the best players on the team, he’s been one of the best players in the entire NFL this year. ‘Comeback player of the year’ candidate, and then some.

Lane Johnson

Another slow start to the year, another strong redemption. Johnson has been a monster in recent weeks, not that we should expect anything less.

Jason Kelce

Absolute freak of nature. I don’t know what else to say. The man defies all rules of physics on a weekly basis. For someone at his age to move in the way he does is stunning.

Halapoulivaati Vaitai

Big V’s role as a primary backup OT has been diminished but as a third tight end or some extra bulk, he may have life yet.

Isaac Seumalo

The fact that Seumalo has developed into a serviceable starter warrants praise here. Stoutland has worked wonders with the former Oregon State product.

Nate Herbig

There’s nothing really to note here other than a strong preseason. By all accounts, he’s a very well-mannered young man who has his head in the right place…which is always good to hear.

Jordan Mailata

Fullback. Do it and do it now.

Wide receiver

Alshon Jeffery

Disappointing. Alshon looks ‘off’ in comparison to the #1 receiver we’ve come to know and love. Whether it’s injury-related or not, Jeffery has not been anywhere as dominant around the catch-point as he has become renowned for.

Nelson Agholor

$9.3M for a receiver who isn’t just struggling with drops, but fails to fight through contact and make extended efforts on makeable plays. The flashes of talent are there, but it’s not good enough.

DeSean Jackson

A heartbreaking end to a fairytale beginning.

Mack Hollins

I really, really don’t want to think about this. Hollins looks like a Deer in headlights when playing offensive snaps, which is worrying considering how many he’s actually getting.

JJ Arcega Whiteside

Get. Him. On. The. Field.

Jordan Matthews

His return should hopefully open up the offense a little more. Matthews averaged 15 yards per reception last year and only played 16% of his snaps from the slot. He should be able to at least give Wentz some confidence throwing beyond 10 yards.

Defensive thoughts on the next page. (below)

Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

More from our Sister Sites