The 10 Most Interesting Visiting Players and Coaches the Eagles Will Face in 2022
The Eagles 2022 schedule has been released, 17 games with nine in Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field.
There are a lot of interesting players and coaches that will visit the Linc this season, so let's rank the top 10 most interesting that will be in Philadelphia this season.
In the words of Terrell Owens, get your popcorn ready.
1. Doug Pederson - Head coach Jacksonville Jaguars - Week 4
Pederson led the Eagles to the franchises only Super Bowl victory in 2017, but was fired after a 4-11-1 season. The team parted ways with Pederson, who sat out the entire 2021 season, but he is back with the Jaguars and will be in Philadelphia in Week 4.
Expect Pederson to get a warm welcome for Eagles fans when he steps on the field with his new team, after leading the Eagles to a 42-37 mark in his five seasons in Philadelphia.
2. Carson Wentz - Washington Commanders - Week 10 Monday Night
Went of course was the No. 2 overall pick by the Eagles before the 2016 season. After showing promise as a rookie, Wentz led the Eagles to the No. 1 seed, before tearing his ACL, ending his season.
The Eagles went on to win the Super Bowl with Nick Foles under center, but Wentz led the Eagles the next two season, before bottoming out in a 4-11-1 season.
The team traded Wentz to Indianapolis, who then traded him to Washington after just one season with the Colts.
3. Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers - Week 12 - Sunday Night
Rodgers,38, is still one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, having one of his best season ever in 2021, being named 2021 Associated Press Most Valuable Player and was first-team All-Pro after throing for 4,415 yards, 37 touchdowns and only four picks on the season.
It is likely the final time Rodgers will play in Philadelphia, so it could be your last chance to see him in person.
4. Derrick Henry - Tennessee Titans - Week 13
Henry missed more than half the season in 2021, but still racked up 937 yards and 10 touchdowns.
He returned for the Titans' Divisional Round loss to the Bengals, rushing for 62 yards on 20 carries, but should be completely healthy in 2022.
5. Justin Jefferson - Minnesota Vikings - Week 2 - Monday Night
We all know the Eagles had a chance to draft Jefferson in the 2020 NFL Draft, instead opting to take Jalen Reagor and it hasn't worked out.
Jefferson followed up his sensational rookie season with 1,616 yards and 10 touchdowns in Year 2. Jefferson will be in Philadelphia for the first time since he was drafted, making Eagles fans wonder, what if.
6. Trevor Lawrence - Jacksonville Jaguars - Week 4
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 draft, had a rough rookie season, leading the league in interceptions (17) and finished with just 12 touchdowns. However, pairing up with Doug Pederson should help Lawrence become a better passer.
The team added some wide receiver options for Lawrence, but getting a chance to see the former No. 1 pick is a game you will want to check out.
7. Kayvon Thibodeaux - New York Giants - Week 13
Thibodeaux was the No. 5 overall pick of the 2022 NFL Draft, giving the Giants a potentially game changing edge rusher they've been lacking since their Super Bowl teams with Jason Pierre Paul, Osi Umenyiora and Michael Strahan.
Thibodeau had seven sacks, 49 tackles, 12 for loss with 48 pressures in just 10 games.for Oregon in 2021.
8. Jim Schwartz - Tennessee Titans - Week 13
Schwartz was the teams defensive coordinator for their only Super Bowl win and is now a Senior Defensive Advisor for the Tennessee Titans.
9. Chris Olave - New Orleans Saints - Week 17
The Saints traded up to get the former Ohio State star with pick No. 11 in this years NFL Draft.
He his career at Ohio State with 2,711 career receiving yards and 35 career TDs. He will be part of a very good receiving group in New Orleans which features Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry.
10. Mitchell Trubisky/Kenny Pickett - Pittsburgh Steelers - Week 8
The Steelers will have a new signal caller for the first-time since 2004, as Ben Roethlisberger retired at the end of the 2021 season.
The team signed former No. 2 overall pick Mitch Trubisky, who spent 2021 in Buffalo, and drafted Kenny Pickett with the 20th pick in this years draft.
Either way there is a new era in Pittsburgh and Eagles fans will get the chance to see the new look Steelers on Oct. 30 at the Linc.