2022 Season

The Philadelphia Eagles have high expectations going into the season. A active off-season has put pressure on Sirianni’s squad coming into the year. The team is looking to build off its strong end to the 2021 season but hoping for a better playoff result. The growth of Jalen Hurts is the main topic of discussion around this team, and there is no doubt Hurts will be a big part of the team’s success or failure. It seems to me second-year coach, Nick Sirianni, has been escaping some of the heat this off-season, but he is equally a concern. Sirianni has yet to prove himself as an NFL head coach. However, there are many more positives with this team than negatives, with one of those being a reasonably favorable schedule.

Record Prediction: 11-6
Detroit (A) – W
Minnesota (H) – L
Washington (A) – W
Jacksonville – W
Arizona (A) – L
Dallas (H) – L
BYE
Pittsburgh (H) – L
Houston (A) – W
Washington (H) – W
Indianapolis (A) – W
Green Bay (H) – L
Tennessee (H) – W
New York (A) – L
Chicago (A) – W
Dallas (A) – W
New Orleans (H) – W
New York (H) – W

I believe the Eagles will take the NFC East crown this year. They should be favorites in the division and have no problems winning it. Although a three-game losing streak in the middle of the season will have the city on edge, this team will rebound and win plenty of games throughout the back half of the season. I also believe they will get a home playoff game and at least one playoff win.

Team Awards

Offensive MVP: Dallas Goedert

Dallas Goedert is in line to have a massive season. This is mainly true because Goedert is officially the starting tight end. For the past few seasons, he has had to battle for time with Zach Ertz. With no Ertz, we will see how dominant Goedert is. Now, you add the addition of AJ Brown, and there will be even more space for the big tight end. Expect Goedert to be the Eagles best offensive player this season.

Defensive MVP: Haason Reddick

This is still a signing that is flying under the radar. However, Reddick has had the fifth most sacks in the league over the last three seasons. The Eagles have been missing a dynamic pass rusher for some time, and I expect Reddick to be in the backfield a lot this season. In 2020 he had 12.5 sacks and followed that up with 11 in 2021. His total will grow to at least 15 sacks this season. Watch the Camden native have a big year back in the Linc.

Most Improved Player: Brandon Graham

Although BG has proven himself as a force on the Eagles defense year after year, people still seem to be doubting his abilities. Even though he is coming off an Achilles tear, I expect Graham to be the same player. He has proven NFL and Eagle fans wrong his whole career. The holder of the biggest play in Eagles history will have a significant impact on the Eagles defense.

Biggest Offensive Disappointment: Miles Sanders

This was a tough pick for me. I think Sanders will have a good season and actually find the endzone. However, I don’t think he will do enough to solidify his spot on this team, and he will be gone next off-season. Sanders must have a monster year to earn a contract extension in a league that doesn’t prioritize running backs. A player who has been held in high regard throughout his career, has yet to prove himself as a top back in this league. Sanders has the talent to do it, but whether that talent shows on the field is a different conversation.

Biggest Defensive Disappointment: James Bradberry

To begin, I am a huge fan of this signing. It makes the Eagles secondary stronger and creates a formidable cornerback duo. However, my biggest concern is that he is a former New York Giant. It never seems to work out whenever the Eagles sign a player from a division rival. Bradberry will have a fine year for the Eagles, but I don’t think he will be the dominant number two corner everyone expects.

 

 

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