Philadelphia Eagles: From worst to first?

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Ben Drago

After last season’s dismal performance, the Philadelphia Eagles are gearing up for the 2021-2022 NFL season. With a new coach, offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator, and quarterback, this season has been hailed as the rebuilding season. However, not all are counting the Eagles out. The status of control in the NFC East Division was ever changing last year. Many are projecting that this year will be a similar case. With their sophomore quarterback getting just his 5th game start for the team, Jalen Hurts will be under immense pressure this season to perform well. 

Not only was the coaching staff and quarterback from 2020 replaced, the team has also made some necessary additions to their roster. Notably, Devonta Smith, who in the College Football Championship finished with 215 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Heisman winner was drafted by the Eagles 10th overall, only the third WR taken off the board. The Eagles also signed cornerback Steven Nelson and Safety Anthony Harris who bring much needed depth to the secondary. The injury plague has not yet hit the Eagles as they remain healthy for the 2021 season. Currently zero projected starters are injured, this time last year 8 projected starters were absent due to injury. The Philadelphia Eagles also have the easiest record out of all the teams in the NFL. With these much needed changes, the Eagles are poised to make a big jump this year. The Eagles open the season September 12, 2021 against the Atlanta Falcons.