PFF: Eagles Offense Ranked as One of Worst at Quarter-Pole
The Eagles made a conscience effort to add speed this offense.
The drafted wide receivers Jalen Reagor, John Hightower and Quez Watkins, all known more for their speed than anything else. Reagor's thumb injury has forced him to the sideline, Watkins hasn't stepped on the field due to an injury.
They traded for veteran wide out Marquise Goodwin, who is also a speed wide receiver, he opted-out.
They were hopeful to have a healthy DeSean Jackson, but so far it hasn't worked out, with Jackson missing last weeks game and parts of others with a hamstring injury.
The team also had to deal with season ending injuries to offensive lineman Andre Dillard and Brandon Brooks before the season even began. They lost starting left guard Isaac Seumalo, and starting right tackle Lane Johnson missed a game and parts of another forcing rookie Jack Driscol and second-year man Nate Herbig into duty.
All the injuries, coupled with poor quarterback play from Carson Wentz, its no wonder that the website Pro Football Focus ranked the Eagles as one of the worst in the NFL through four weeks of the season, coming in at No. 30.
There was a reasonable argument to be made that the public overrated Carson Wentz a bit, but no one — not even the biggest of haters — expected him to come out and start 2020 like this. Through the first four weeks, Wentz is the NFL’s lowest-graded passer (43.5) and has produced an NFL-high 14 turnover-worthy plays. That’s six more than anyone else and tied for the most by a quarterback in the first four games of a season in the PFF era.
Accuracy has always been an issue for Wentz. But this year, it went from something a team could live with to a liability. On throws of 10 or more yards, 57% of Wentz's passes have been uncatchable. That’s 10 percentage points worse than the quarterback that ranked last in that metric in 2019. It might be time to put in rookie Jalen Hurts.
Wentz is having a rough statistical start to the season with seven interceptions in four games after throwing just seven in each of the past three seasons. He is completing 60.6% of his passes for 930 yards and four touchdowns.
The only teams ranked behind the Eagles offense are the two New York teams, with the Giants at No. 31 and the Jets last.