According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Eagles OT Jack Driscoll will miss the remainder of the season after picking up an MCL sprain in the win over New Orleans.
This is a huge loss. Driscoll had played in 279 snaps this year, allowing 3 sacks. He’d started both of the previous games at RT and was part of the grouping that allowed 0 sacks for the first time all year in Sunday’s win. The Auburn product earned a PFF grade of 56.4. While he wasn’t mindblowingly efficient, filling in for Lane Johnson is no easy task and the rookie did settle in with more playing time.
On the inverse, the Eagles will now field their 13th offensive line group in 14 games.
It will more than likely look like this:
LT: Jordan Mailata
LG: Isaac Seumalo
C: Jason Kelce
RG: Nate Herbig
RT: Matt Pryor
Jason Kelce is the only lineman who has played in every single game this season and the lone remaining starter from last year’s unit. Matt Pryor, who has notably struggled this season, will be kicked outside to RT, while Nate Herbig fills the new RG void.
Pryor had actually lost the starting RT role to Driscoll ahead of the Green Bay game, with the rookie lineman showing more potential. Pryor had previously lined up inside as well and will make his return to tackle having now played 550 total snaps this season.
The constant rotation of offensive lineman has been a huge reason behind the stagnation of the offense. Carson Wentz had been sacked and hit more than any other NFL QB this season at the time of his benching and the run-game had been lackluster. The dynamic play of Jalen Hurts lightened the load and gave the Eagles an escape artist in the pocket, but the odds appear to be stacked against the offense once more.
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