Why Should We Expect The Eagles Offense To Be Better In 2020?
Despite Carson Wentz throwing for 4,000 Passing Yards with 27 Touchdowns last season, the Eagles had zero Wide Receivers who had at least 50 Catches or 500 Receiving Yards.
Philadelphia's top three pass catchers in 2019 were Zach Ertz (88 catches, 916 Receiving Yards), Dallas Goedert (58 Receptions, 607 Yards), and Miles Sanders (50 Catches, 509 Receiving Yards).
The Eagles have not had a top ten offense in the NFL since 2017 and outside of Desean Jackson's one big game last year, there has been only one season that Philadelphia had the luxury of a legitimate speed threat at the Wide Receiver position: Torrey Smith during the 2017 season.
Heading into the 2020 season, the Eagles are bringing several speedy, athletic Wide Receivers into training camp, a group that includes 2020 NFL Draft First Round Pick Jalen Reagor, Four-Time NCAA All-American in Track and Field Marquise Goodwin, along with two speed merchants Philadelphia drafted, John Hightower and Quez Watkins.
Emory Hunt from The Athletic joined Josh Hennig on Friday and explained why the Eagles offense will be better in 2020 than some people may be anticipating:
"You think about (Miles Sanders) being the third Receiver on the team last year, that's a team that didn't have Jalen Reagor out of TCU, so you add him to the mix, you expect JJ Arcega-Whiteside to take huge strides in year two, he's still a very good Receiver. -When you look at the (Eagles) Offense, talk about the Tight End position there, I think they are better at (Wide) Receiver than many people are giving them credit for; And when you add the fact that (the Eagles) got Backs now that don't need volume and can be successful, talking about Sanders and Boston Scott and Corey Clement, those are guys that don't need the volume of carries that a Jordan Howard needed to be successful. So they have a lot of good options on the offense, now it's just up to (Carson) Wentz to continue to play his game, play like he did back end of last season, and for the offensive line to continue to be one of the stalwarts in the division...."
Checkout what Hunt had to say about how good Miles Sanders could be this upcoming season, perspective on the Eagles Wide Receivers, and how Philadelphia's Offense compares to the rest of the NFC heading into the 2020 NFL season.