Eagles Rank 26th in ESPN’s 2021 NFL Power Rankings
As the dust settles on the 2020 NFL season, a look ahead to the 2021 season are already here.
ESPN.com released its first power rankings for the 2021 season and has the Philadelphia Eagles ranked 26th, worst in the NFC East.
From ESPN's Eagles reporter Tim McManus:
"Carson Wentz is expected to be traded as early as this week. Their long-term plan at quarterback was ripped up and thrown out following a disastrous 2020 season in which Wentz lost trust in the organization. Now it's time to pick up the pieces. Jalen Hurts, the team's second-round pick last April, showed promise over the last quarter of the season in place of Wentz. New coach Nick Sirianni, who replaces Super Bowl-winning coach Doug Pederson, is charged with building out a system for Hurts, or whomever his QB1 is, while trying to help get this franchise back on track."
The expected trade of Carson Wentz, signals a rebuild for the Eagles, who ended the 2020 season at 4-11-1. New head coach and play-caller Nick Sirianni, will likely turn to Jalen Hurts to lead his offense and will need to put some more weapons on the field this season.
Having guys like Brandon Brooks, Lane Johnson and Andre Dillard back could help give the offense more consistency, especially if they can get more consistent play from Hurts than Wentz gave them in 2020.
While McManus mentioned building an offense around Hurts, getting betetr play from guys like Jalen Reagor, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Travis Fulgham will go a long way in helping the offense succeed in 2021.
The Eagles are the lowest-ranked NFC East team in ESPN's rankings with the Dallas Cowboys at No. 19, the Washington Football Team at No. 21 and the New York Giants at No. 25.
With those ranking it looks like the NFC East could be wide open again.
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