CBS ranks Eagles as top 3 young offensive core in the NFL
The Eagles went from one of the oldest teams in the league to one of the youngest relatively quickly. As the team enters a new regime under Nick Sirianni, out went aging veterans Alshon Jeffery, Jason Peters — amongst others, and an injection of youth soon followed.
Second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts now leads the charge in Philadelphia while the Eagles have a plethora of offensive weapons at 26 years of age or younger. CBS Sports recently ranked their top 10 young offensive cores in the NFL and slated the Eagles in the top 3 behind Denver and San Francisco:
3. Philadelphia Eagles
QB Jalen Hurts, RB Miles Sanders, RB Kenneth Gainwell, WR Jalen Reagor, WR Quez Watkins, WR Travis Fulgham, WR Devonta Smith, TE Dallas Goedert
“Man, there’s a lot of young talent in Philadelphia. I’m not particularly high on Hurts, but the rationale behind that statement is for another article. Sanders feels like he’s been the Eagles lead back for, like, five seasons. He’s only 24. We saw what Watkins can do with the ball in his hands in Philly’s first preseason outing — the 4.35 he ran at the combine legitimately translates to the field — and Fulgham was a glimmer of hope in the Eagles receiving unit last season. Oh yeah, then there’s the two first-rounders, Reagor and Smith. If healthy, they can be complete wideouts who win with separation ability, YAC juice, and ball-tracking mastery downfield. This is a young, fun core.”
Read full rankings here.
The media hasn’t been behind the Eagles a whole lot this offseason, and understandably so. But with strong practices and flashes from key players in preseason, people are starting to come around on their potential. It’s now up to Hurts to convince the organization that he’s their franchise QB moving forward.
Quez had Kendall Fuller on ice. pic.twitter.com/i0NUN3Udql— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) July 26, 2021
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