ESPN’s Fowler: Eagles Most Improved Team of the Offseason
After a first-place finish in the NFC East, the Philadelphia Eagles may have actually gotten better than the team that won the division in 2019 says ESPN national NFL writer Jeremy Fowler.
The Eagles are getting praise for their offseason to date, and were considered to have improved more than any team in the NFL wrote Fowler, in an ESPN article.
Fowler points to the defensive side of the ball, where the Eagles added two top-tier players in Darius Slay and Javon Hargrave. Both players add huge upgrades to what the Eagles had in 2019 at those spots, add in Nickell Robey-Coleman and Will Parks, two of the most underrated moves of the offseason and the Eagles defense should be much better in 2020.
Fowler has points out rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor, who adds a dynamic wide receiver to the Eagles offense.
Let's bypass Tompa Bay on the GPS and head to Philly, where the additions of Javon Hargrave and Darius Slay bolster the Eagles' defensive attack. They spent the better part of the past year combing the trade market for corner help, and holding out paid off: Getting Slay in exchange for third- and fifth-round picks is great value. Hargrave is a versatile interior lineman with pass-rush explosion. Slot corner Nickell Robey-Coleman and safety Will Parks bring good depth. And the draft brought receiver help with do-it-all playmaker Jalen Reagor.
The other popular team of choice for most improved was the Tampa Buccaneers, which three of the six writers picked.
The Bucs signed six-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady and his New England tight end Rob Gronkowski, who came out of retirement to play with Brady for another year.
Two writers picked the Arizona Cardinals, who added wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and has second-year quarterback Kyler Murray leading their offense.