NFL.com: Eagles’ Wide Outs is Their Biggest Weakness
Following a 7-9 record and a second straight non-playoff season, the Philadelphia Eagles were one of the biggest disappointments in the NFL, resulting in a change at head coach.
NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal took a look at every NFC team and labeled each squad’s biggest weakness, while noting the Eagles roster "has many options at many positions: quarterback, offensive line and tight end."
While the areas he mentioned all seem to have added more depth, there is one area that he thinks is a concern on the offensive side of the ball - wide receiver.
Nelson Agholor was the least productive starting receiver per snap in football last season. And the team never found any real competition for him with Josh Huff and Rueben Randle next in line. This is a roster that has many options at many positions: quarterback, offensive line and tight end included. Sam Bradford has not shown the ability to elevate his teammates and that will be necessary with this receiver crew.
It’s hard to know how much injuries played a factor in Agholor's season, Agholor suffered a high ankle sprain and missed Weeks 6 and 7 and could be a candidate for a big improvement on his 23 catch, 283 yard and one touchdown season. While Agholor could be in line for a bigger season, it’s easy to see why the Eagles wide receiver core will look a little different in 2016, as two primary targets, Riley Cooper and Miles Austin are no longer on the roster, replaced by Rueben Randle and Chris Givens.
There are also questions about how much more production the team can get from former second-round pick Jordan Matthews, who is now entering his third season. Matthews expects his snap percentage to rise playing on the outside more this season, after being used almost exclusively in the slot during his first two seasons.
So what position do you think is the weakest on the team?