Additional Philadelphia Eagles Info
The Philadelphia Eagles entered 2018 as the reigning Super Bowl champions, and with high expectations. After getting off to a slow start under Nick Foles, the Eagles switched back to Carson Wentz once he was ready, and he promptly got injured yet again. Back to Foles they went, who led them on a late-season miracle run into the playoffs, and after upsetting the Bears at Soldier Field on Wild Card weekend, talk began of Nick Foles being one more playoff win away from sending Carson Wentz packing. The Saints squashed those rumors the following week, sending the Eagles home. Foles is now in Jacksonville, and Carson Wentz has signed a big extension. What did the Eagles do to build around him?
To begin their offseason, the Eagles brought back a fan favorite, wide receiver DeSean Jackson, sending a sixth-round selection to the Buccaneers for him. Later on in the offseason, the Eagles sent their other sixth-round draft choice to the Bears for running back Jordan Howard. In free agency, the Eagles made four notable signings- defensive tackle Malik Jackson for three seasons, linebacker L.J. Fort for three seasons, safety Andrew Sendejo for one season, and defensive end Vinnie Curry for one season.
The Eagles have been aggressive in recent years, which left them with just five selections in this year’s draft. Carson Wents has suffered two season-ending injuries now, so the Eagles need put more of an emphasis on keeping him upright. With their first-round selection, they added talented left tackle Andre Dillard from Washington State. With their first selection in round two, they added more depth to the backfield with running back Miles Sanders from Penn State. With their second selection in round two, they added another target for Wentz in wide receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside from Stanford. They finished their draft with defensive end Shareef Miller from Penn State, and quarterback Clayton Thorson from Northwestern. The Eagles are still atop the NFC East. The only question is if Wentz can stay healthy for an entire season.