ESPN: Eagles Weapons Have Dropped since 2019
Do the Eagles have some of the best weapons in the NFL?
Well on paper they look pretty good..
In his annual pre-camp ranking of every NFL team’s offensive weapons, ESPN writer Bill Barnwell ranked Philadelphia 10th, a drop from their No. 4 ranking a year ago. injuries and inconsistencies were a big problem with the 2019 team, causing the team to drop in the rankings.
Of course, that group has flaws. Jackson missed most of 2019 with a core injury, and his future with the team is uncertain after he posted anti-Semitic messages on social media. Jeffery suffered a Lisfranc injury in December, and he has no timetable for return. Arcega-Whiteside was a disaster as a rookie, averaging just 0.58 yards per route run while dealing with injuries and making mental mistakes. Goodwin has missed 12 games over the past two season with various injuries and personal absences.
Yes, injuries were a big issue, but the Eagles are counting on Jackson to help open the field, and will need to find a secondary target with Jeffery's timetable still unknown. .
While the Eagles have added to the wide receiver position through the draft, they stuck with what they had at the running back position, handing the job over to 2019 second-round pick Miles Sanders. .
Sanders, he notes,is one just 10 backs in NFL history to rush for more than 800 yards while putting up over 500 yards receiving.
The workload at running back will fall on Miles Sanders and Boston Scott, although it still seems likely that the Eagles will add at least one veteran back before the start of the regular season. Sanders narrowly topped 800 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards as a rookie. The list of backs to hit the 500-500 club as a rookie since the 1970 merger is pretty impressive: Sanders, Saquon Barkley, Alvin Kamara, Gio Bernard, Reggie Bush, Edgerrin James, Marshall Faulk, Herschel Walker, Earl Cooper and Billy Sims.