Seven Eagles are on the verge of breaking NFL records going into 2020


Every productive season brings players closer to the top of the record books for both their respective teams and the league. Are any Eagles players on the horizon for either? Let’s take a look.

Carson Wentz

Wentz already has a number of Eagles’ single-season records in only four years in the league. He holds the Eagles’ passing touchdowns and passing yards records for a single season. He also holds the most touchdowns in Eagles history through four years, as well as most yards. He’s only one of two quarterbacks in Eagles history to play in 50+ games in the first four years of a career (McNabb) and only has 35 interceptions in those four years (McNabb – 38).

If he wins 11 games in 2020, he will tie McNabb for most wins through five years in Eagles history.

As far as NFL records go, he has a ways to go for any record-setting performance.

He sits at 97 passing touchdowns. The most recorded through five years is Dan Marino with 168 so he probably won’t be touching that. However, he does have a shot at the top five.

Peyton Manning (138), Andrew Luck (132), Matt Ryan (127), and Russell Wilson (127) round out the top five and Wentz has a realistic shot at surpassing all of them. Wentz currently averages 1.73 touchdowns per game. That average brings him to a 27.8 16 game season average, which balanced out to just under 125 touchdowns through five years. A 40 touchdown season with healthy receivers is definitely a possibility, which would give him 137 through five years.

Wentz also averages 327.75 completions per year. He sits 448 away from Derek Carr’s 1,759 completions through five years, 438 away from Peyton Manning’s 1,749, 343 from Matt Ryan’s 1,654, 342 from Ryan Tannehill’s 1,653, and 313 from Drew Bledsoe’s 1,624.

If he has a 4,767 yard season, he’ll crack the top five for most passing yards in the first five seasons of a career.

There are certainly great things ahead for Carson.

Miles Sanders

After a rookie season where Sanders broke LeSean McCoy’s rookie rushing record, DeSean Jackson’s rookie record for yards from scrimmage, Herman Hunter’s rookie record for all-purpose yards, and became the only Eagles running back to have a rookie season with over 500 yards receiving, he’s set up for big things in 2020.

Sanders logged 179 rushing attempts in 2019. With all signs pointing to Sanders being the bell cow, he has a chance to be the first 200+ carry back for the Eagles since 2014. If he logs 184 carries, he’ll pass LeSean McCoy for most carries by an Eagles running back in the first two years of a career.

With over 200 carries, the yards should come. 900 rushing yards will make him the Eagles leader in rushing yards after two seasons in a career.

DeSean Jackson

DeSean Jackson is currently the Eagles all-time leader in receiving yards per game (min. 50 games played) with 69.7. Unless he falls completely off the map in 2020, he’s in no risk to lose that spot to Mike Quick’s 64.0 receiving yards per game.

He has a ways to go to get to Harold Carmichael’s 8,978 career receiving yards, but he has an outside chance at Pete Retzlaff’s 7,412. A 1,137 yard season moves Jackson into second place all-time on the Eagles receiving list. He averages 12.9 games per season for the Eagles, so he’ll have to average 88.1 receiving yards in that amount of games to get there. 71 yards per game in 16 games gets him there.

He holds the NFL record with most 60+ yard touchdown receptions with 24, and trails Jerry Rice’s 36 50+ yard touchdown receptions with 31.

Zach Ertz

A down year for Ertz in 2020 could still land him in the Eagles’ history books.

Over the last five seasons, Ertz averaged 86.2 receptions. He sits 65 receptions away from becoming the Eagles all-time receptions leader. Those 65 receptions will bring him into the 10th spot all-time in NFL history for receptions by a tight end. 86 receptions would bring him into eighth place.

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