A statistical look at the 2021 Philadelphia Eagles: Seven sensational standouts


As the Eagles get ready to face the Buccaneers on Sunday, let’s review the stats from some of the Eagles starters and see where they rank in team history.

Jalen Hurts

Hurts ends the season with 3,778 yards of total offense, which has him sixth in team history. He was 126 yards from passing McNabb for fifth most (McNabb had 3,902 in 15 games in 2004) and 275 yards from passing Wentz’s 2019 total of 4,052.

Hurts finishes with a 61.34% completion, 3,144 yards passing, and 784 yards rushing. He ends the season as just the 5th quarterback ever to have 60+%, 3,000+, and 750+: Murray (2020), Jackson (2019), Wilson (2014), and Griffin III (2012).

His 1,056 rushing yards are second most for a QB through 19 starts (Lamar Jackson is first). He also has 13 rushing TDs in those starts, which is second to Cam Newton’s 16.

“BuT gArBaGe TiMe”

First half: 1,659 passing yards (19th in league) and 361 rushing yards (24th in league).

Second half: 1,485 passing yards (23rd in league) and 423 rushing yards (13th in league).

Second half in losses: 832 passing yards (10th in league) and 261 rushing yards (1st in league)

Second half in wins: 653 passing yards (22nd) and 159 rushing yards (36th in league)

Simply put: when the team was losing, Hurts had to do more. As is the case with any quarterback.

DeVonta Smith

Smith passed DeSean Jackon’s rookie receiving yards record of 912 by finishing with 916 yards. “BuT tHe 17Th GaMe”. DeVonta Smith did this with 104 targets, while Jackson had 120. Smith also finished third in team history with 64 receptions as a rookie.

Smith’s 916 and Quez Watkins’ 647 yards gave the Eagles their first 900+/600+ WR duo since Jeremy Maclin and Jordan Matthews in 2014.

Miles Sanders

Sanders’ 754 rushing yards pushed him passed Duce Staley for third place in Eagles history in a player’s first three years. His 2,439 rushing yards trail Wilbert Montgomery’s 2,915 and LeSean McCoy’s 3,026.

Dallas Goedert

Goedert’s 56 receptions this season moved him up to ninth place in Eagles’ history for receptions in a player’s first four years (193). As far as tight ends go, he has the fourth most receptions in the first four years and fifth most yards. Goedert’s 2,295 receiving yards since being drafted (2018) rank him 7th in the league among tight ends in that time frame (2018-2021). His 193 receptions rank him 11th.

Alex Singleton

Singleton’s 137 combined tackles were fifth most in a season in Eagles history. The top four are: Byron Evans (184 – 1989), Byron Evans (175 – 1992), Andre Waters (156 – 1991), and Andre Waters (154 – 1988).

Darius Slay

Slay joined Sheldon Brown (2005 & 2009) as the only Eagles players with 3+ INTs, a pick 6, and fumble TD. He’s the only Eagles player ever with a pick 6 and multiple fumble TDs.

He was also the first player in the NFL since Adalius Thomas in 2005 with a pick 6 and multiple fumble TDs.

Jake Elliott

Elliott’s 30 field goals pushed him into second place on the Eagles’ all time list. Additionally, his 90.9% completion on those field goals was the best percentage in Eagles’ history.

Did any other Eagles player have a stand out year statistically and I forgot? Yell at me.

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