Eagles among elite NFC teams in Peter King’s latest Power Rankings
After undergoing a roster makeover this offseason, the Eagles are garnering attention as dark-horse contenders in 2022.
They won seven of their final ten games last year, resulting in a Wild Card berth under rookie head coach Nick Sirianni. GM Howie Roseman has since added talent on both sides of the ball, effectively providing Jalen Hurts with ample firepower to thrive in his second year under center.
Here’s a look at their key acquisitions this offseason:
- DE Haason Reddick: 3-year, $45M deal
- LB Kyzir White: one-year, $5M deal
- WR Zach Pascal: one-year, $1.5M deal
- WR AJ Brown: acquired via trade with Titans
- CB James Bradberry: one-year, $10M deal
- DT Jordan Davis: Round 1 (No. 13 overall)
- LB Nakobe Dean: Round 3 (No. 83 overall)
- S Jaquiski Tartt: one-year, terms TBA
There’s a different aura surrounding the team this year — even Miles Sanders has labeled the Eagles as an “All-Star Team.” Although I would’ve liked to avoid any comparisons to the demoralizing “Dream Team” from 2011, national analysts are seemingly buying into the hype as well.
King has the Eagles just behind the Super Bowl Champion Rams, Rodgers’ Green Bay Packers and Tom Brady-led Bucs. These rankings also have Philly ahead of the division rival Cowboys.
On paper, the Eagles are poised to make a run at the NFC East crown. While Dallas has the best quarterback in the division, they lost impact players such as Amari Cooper, La’el Collins and Randy Gregory this offseason.
Jalen Hurts had an up-and-down 2021 campaign, completing 61.3% of his passes while exhibiting flashes of big-play potential in key moments. Hurts has spent much of the offseason in California with QB-guru Tom House and his refinements were on display in OTA’s.
The Eagles are banking on those improvements to be the catalyst for their new-look offense. If Hurts underwhelms, expect the organization to use their multiple first-round picks on a new signal-caller.
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