IS IT POSSIBLE THE EAGLES ARE AS GOOD AS ESPN SAYS THEY ARE?

By Max Harper

The Eagles come to camp at NovaCare next Tuesday, July 25, and ESPN has some come great things to say about them:

2023 NFL Future Power Rankings: Projections for all 32 teams – ESPN+

1. Eagles.

Reason for hope:

Jeez, you name it.

The Eagles have a loaded roster; a front office that has shown a deft ability to maintain and replenish through the draft, trades and free agency; a head coach who has established a Super Bowl-caliber culture in just two seasons; and an exciting, young franchise quarterback who’s locked in long-term and appears driven to be great.

The Philadelphia sports fan might not be inclined toward optimism, but this team should be changing that.

Reason for concern:

Going into 2022, some wondered whether coach Nick Sirianni and quarterback Jalen Hurts were the right combination for the future of this team. Those concerns no longer exist. Instead, focus has shifted to the amount of talent on the coaching staff that has left the organization over the past few months. Both coordinators have gone on to become head coaches, leaving new offensive coordinator Brian Johnson and defensive coordinator Sean Desai to lead what is arguably the best roster in the NFL back to the Super Bowl — and win it this time. Can that duo get it done?

Stat to know:

Defensive tackle Jordan Davis was limited to only 217 defensive snaps during his rookie season but did show serious promise as a run-stuffer. His 41% run stop win rate as an interior rusher would have ranked seventh at the position had he qualified, and his 1.1 yards of push (vertical movement in the first 2.5 seconds of a run play, per ESPN metrics using NFL Next Gen Stats) would have ranked fifth.

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