The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off of their first Super Bowl victory in franchise history, and they’ve just gotten better.Quarterback Carson Wentz will make his return to the spotlight in 2018. Wentz, an MVP favorite from a season ago, before going down with an injury, seems primed and ready for a week 1 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. Wentz’s return will delegate fan favorite, and Super Bowl MVP,Nick Foles back to bench duties.
Wentz will have an abundance of talent to work with, as 10 out of the 11 offensive starters have returned from a season ago, with Torrey Smith being the lone exception.While this could mean an uptick in slot receiver Nelson Agholor’s production, the team also brought in speedster Mike Wallace from Baltimore to combat the loss of Smith. Wallace should flourish as a deep threat opposite of possession receiver Alshon Jeffery.
At tight end,Zach Ertzreturns after proving himself as a top 3 player at his position a year ago, and should once again lead the team in receiving. Behind Ertz, rookie Dallas Goedert should man the role left behind by Trey Burton.
In the backfield, the hard-nosed running of Legarette Blount will be missed. Luckily the team still has Corey Clement and Jay Ajayi to soften the blow, the latter of which will have his first full offseason with the team. “Sparkplugs” Darren Sproles also returns on a one-year deal, and can serve as a nice change of pace at the position.
The team made a big splash on the defensive side of the ball this offseason, trading for longtime Seattle Seahawk Michael Bennett. Bennett will team up with the likes of Tim Jernigan, Brandon Graham, and Fletcher Cox,constructing possibly the best defensive line in all of football.
The defense does have its faults, lacking depth at the linebacker position. Nigel Bradham will miss the opening game due to a suspension, while Jordan Hicks has struggled with injuries throughout his career.
The wildcard for this unit is corner back Sidney Jones. Jones essentially red shirted as a rookie, rehabbing from an Achilles tear. If he can recapture his pre-injury form, Jones could team up with Ronald Darby and Malcolm Jenkins to form a lethal secondary and take this defensive unit to new heights.
An October 7th showdown with the Kirk Cousins-led Vikings, along with a Week 15 match up in Los Angeles versus the Rams,will likely help determine home field advantage in the NFC throughout the playoffs.
Also, make sure to set your alarm clocks on October 28th, as the NFL has finally gifted us with a game worth waking up for. At 9:30 am EST, Jay Ajayi will return home to London, as his Eagles face off with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The NFC East will continue to be one of the tougher divisions in all of football, as the Giants and Redskins have both improved during the offseason. This should be offset by a strength of schedule ranking in the bottom half of the league.
Look for Carson Wentz to quickly put the Nick Foles chatter to sleep, capture a division title, and possibly work towards a consecutive Lombardi Trophy. if you would like to watch NFL then NFL TV Pass with a lot of info how to watch NFL and At the same time, Philadelphia Eagles live stream also available on NFL game pass .