By Michael Bennett
March and free agency are right around the corner for the Eagles, and here are some big questions that must be answered
Is Carson Wentz the answer at quarterback?
Last season, Wentz started out very slowly.
The third-year NFL player struggled to get his teammates in the end zone early on. His completion percentage was fine and he wasn’t throwing many interceptions.
His only really bad game was against the New Orleans Saints, where he only threw for 156 yards with three interceptions.
His ability as a quarterback is clearly there. However, he must remain consistent. Nick Foles coming in and outperforming him is not a great look for his future. He still should be able to be competent and the team trusts him moving forward.
Is their secondary for real?
The real issue with the Eagles last season was their secondary.
Halfway through the season, they had one of the worst defensive cores in the entire league.
However, they were able to rally in the second half of the season and improve.
Pro Football Focus ranked their secondary 23rd overall in the entire league. Fifteen different players received snaps in the Eagles secondary, with 12 of them getting at least 100. Without Malcolm Jenkins anchoring the back end, the team would’ve collapsed at the end of the year.
Can their wide receivers step up?
The Eagles have one of the best group of wideouts in the league: Nelson Agholor, Zach Ertz, Alshon Jeffery, and Jordan Matthews.
This group of guys have the talent to be one of the best in the league. However, Jeffery seems to have fallen off the table a bit.
For the Eagles to have a dynamic offense next season, this group of receivers needs to step up. The offense cannot just rely on Ertz to succeed. They need to play better collectively as a group.