The Philadelphia Eagles have a relatively young and unproven roster, but not without its fair share of talent. Under a rookie head coach this season in Nick Sirianni and following recent years of disappointment, their expectations have never been lower.
These low expectations are the reasons for the most common similarity among the Eagles roster not being a physical attribute capable of description by a Madden rating, but instead the chip that lies on the shoulder of every player in midnight green this season.
With a chippy roster that doesn’t lack talent or potential, the Eagles could have a surprisingly successful season behind a few breakout pro-bowl level seasons by some key players.
Following this paragraph is a list that shows the diversity and unforeseeable nature of the Eagles roster, a ranking of the three Eagles players with the highest chances of appearing in their first Pro Bowl after this season.
1. Miles Sanders
Coming off a disappointing season under the last year of a coach soon to be fired, Sanders will hope to benefit from a change of scenery to a more running-reliant offensive attack under Sirianni.
In the way of a Sanders pro bowl season though is the ever-competitive Sirianni’s assumed preference for a committee based ground game. The rookie head coach has preached competition from the jump, so some of Sanders’ snaps may go to Gainwell or Johnson.
Despite the crowded runningback group, Sanders should take advantage foa scheme change and crack the conversation for his first pro-bowl appearance.
2. Jalen Hurts
Nobody is feeling more pressure this season than Jalen Hurts, but the former Alabama and Oklahoma quarterback isn’t new to anything of the sort. Coming off a season where he put a franchise quarterback on the bench, Hurts doesnt lack doubters, especially Chris Simms.
As Hurts goes so will the Eagles season, as they have all but committed to the second year, second round quarterback to lead their offense this season. If Hurts can finish the year with 4,000 to 4,500 yards, its safe to assume he had quite the year and led the Eagles to a playoff appearance, likely resulting in a pro-bowl selection for the young quarterback.
3. Dallas Goedert
The third spot on this list could have gone many ways, as I contemplated putting rookie receiver Devonta Smith (as well as many others) in this spot over Goedert, but eventually gave the bronze ranking to Goedert due to the lack of competition at his position, and the supposed high volume he’ll experience this season.
Goedert will play this season as the Eagles starting tight end for the first time in his career, and will look to impress with his opportunity as a chance for a contract extension lies on the horizon after this season. Unless Ertz somehow remains in the picture, you can expect Goedert to be a top five tight end in the league and at least gather some pro-bowl attention.
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