We got our first look at the 2023 Eagles in action on Saturday.
While we didn’t see many starters or for an extended period of time. We did get a taste of what things might look like for the upcoming season.

With another pre-season game coming in just a few hours.

We’d still like to see more from some Eagles and some we could use a little less of.

More: Tanner McKee

Less: Marcus Mariota & Ian Book

After using the 188th pick to draft a Quarterback, some may have gotten flashbacks of the last Day 3 QB pick the Eagles made. Clayton Thorson.

This wasn’t the case for McKee’s first NFL outing, 10/20 for 148 Yards. McKee saw the field during the 2nd and 3rd quarters. Following Marcus Mariota’s unimpressive showing as QB2, and preceding whatever Ian Book did during the 4th quarter, where the Eagles had 3 offensive drives, and Book had only 1 completed pass.

Surely we’ll see more of Book in the remaining 2 pre-season games. But I’d wager that the Eagles have seen enough, and Book will most likely be cut when the 53-man roster is due on August 29th.

Suppose the Eagles wanted to roll out Tanner McKee for 3 quarters of today’s game. I’d like to see what he could do with more than Tyrie Cleveland and Joseph Ngata at WR.

Seen Enough? Jalen Carter.

If you could believe it, Jalen Carter only played 2 snaps in his preseason debut.

This was one of them.

While we didn’t get a long look at the Eagles’ 9th overall pick against the Ravens. There’s a chance we won’t see him at all against the Browns.

If the Eagles are content with how Carter has looked in practice and don’t want to risk any chance of injury, we might not see Carter again until Week 1.

More: Trey Sermon

Seen Enough, D’Andre Swift

Nick Sirianni has spent all of Training Camp with praise for Trey Sermon. With 5 Running Backs in contention for a roster spot, the Eagles will have to make a decision in the backfield.

The Eagles’ pre-season depth chart goes as follows…

First                                             Other
– Kenneth Gainwell                   – Kennedy Brooks
– Rashaad Penny
– Boston Scott
– Trey Sermon
– D’Andre Swift

With D’Andre Swift’s… swift performance during the opening drive against the Ravens. His name is at the bottom of the depth chart seems to matter as much as Bijan Robinson being listed 3rd on the Atlanta Falcons depth chart does.

There’s still a lot of work to be done, as Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell never saw the field against the Ravens and will most likely see the field later today.

More: Jack Stoll & Grant Calcaterra

During Dallas Goedert’s 5 week absence, Tight End production for the Eagles came to a halt.

Dallas Goedert averaged 58.5 YPG in the 12 games he played.

Grant Calcaterra AND Jack Stoll combined for 23 YPG in the 5 games Goedert was injured.

If the Eagles need to dig into their TE depth at any point during the season, they’re going to struggle unless Stoll or Calcaterra are able to prove themselves as viable backups under Dallas Goedert. By the trade deadline, if there’s no depth production, the Eagles could consider TE a position to bolster before another playoff push.

Maybe a potential Zach Ertz reunion during the Cardinals fire sale?

Less: Greg Ward

By now, the Eagles should know what they have in Greg Ward.

5 Receptions for 53 Yards, an impressive outing before leaving the game with leg cramps.

Ward has been tucked away as a depth and practice squad piece for years. At the same time, the Eagles continue their look for the official Zach Pascal replacement. Olamide Zaccheaus or Quez Watkins should be pitching their fight for WR3 instead of Greg Ward unless they plan on showing off the Year-7 receiver as trade bait. The Eagles got 2 draft picks for Jalen Reagor, after all.

With the Eagles 2nd pre-season game less than 2 hours away.
Which players are you excited to see more of?

Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images

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