2nd NFC East
Grade : C+
The Philadelphia Eagles can’t feel too bad about their season in 2018-19. It all seemed very gloom as the season was coming to a close. The Eagles were far from dominant all season, failing to win back-to-back games until Weeks 12 and 13. A week 14 loss to the Cowboys in overtime looked like it was going to bury the Eagles season. Philly was sitting at 6-7 and needed to win out to be in the playoff conversation. Enter Nick Foles. Foles took over for an injured Carson Wentz and lead the Eagles to three straight wins, earning the team a wildcard playoff berth in the NFC. The magic hadn’t ran out for Philly just yet. The Eagles traveled to Chicago in the Wild Card round of the playoffs and knocked off the #3 seeded Chicago Bears 16-15. The Eagle season concluded the next week in New Orleans, losing 20-14 to the Saints in the Superdome.
2019-2020 Season Outlook
The Eagles are looking like they will be contenders once again next season. Carson Wentz clearly has the trust of the coach and organization despite a shaky season last year that ultimately ended in another injury.
Wentz’ backup Nick Foles is likely to test the free agent market, as his heroic performances for Philadelphia look to have boosted his free agency value, turning him into one of the more sought after QBs to hit the market this offseason.
The Eagles will lose other big name free agents this season, such as Brandon Graham, Jordan Hicks, Ronald Darby and Chris Long. Philly will need to be active in the free agent market, with an emphasis on edge rushers needed. Philly will look to be in the running to get one of the big name pass rushers, with high quality talent such as Demarcus Lawrence and Trey Flowers becoming available.
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