Eagles Are Back And Looking To Make A Run


Evan Anderson

Despite a disappointing first round playoff loss just a season ago to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Philadelphia Eagles and their fanbase are gearing up for the upcoming 2022-23 season, but will all the key additions from General Manager Howie Roseman be enough for a playoff run this year?

Some fans around campus are extremely confident in the Eagles this upcoming season. Freshman Tommy Greenage goes as far as to say “…they will perform better than they did last year, and will win the division”.

Despite the negativity surrounding Philadelphia Eagles GM Howie Roseman, based off of his previous drafts and trade decisions, this year could be different. This offseason GM Howie Roseman has been very busy in the office this year picking up star players like Wide Receivers AJ Brown, and Zach Pascal, Cornerback James Bradberry, and Linebacker Kyzir White in trades alone. Brown (11) finished the 2021-22 season in Tennessee with 869 receiving yards on 63 receptions, putting his average yards per reception at 13.8. Brown is ranked 10th according to CBS Sports top 10 wide receivers through the 2021-22 season and will be a great addition for quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) deep downfield.

From the 2022 draft the Eagles took two big players off the board with defensive tackle Jordan Davis (Georgia), and linebacker Nakobe Dean (Georgia). Davis (90) finished his senior year at Georgia with a total 32 tackles, 2 sacks, and a national championship win with the Bulldogs. His teammate Nakobe Dean (17), finished his junior season with a total 72 tackles, 6 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, and a defensive touchdown. The two defensive monsters are expected to make a major impact for the Eagles this season.

Not only has Howie Roseman had an exceptional draft and offseason, he is continuing to make big deals in the preseason.

Recent additions include RB Trey Sermon from waivers and Safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson from the Saints via Philadelphia Eagles Transactions.

Roseman also made the executive decision to trade former first round draft pick, WR Jalen Reagor to the Vikings for a 2023 7th round pick and a 2024 conditional 4th round draft pick. Philly native, Kassidy Zimmerman thinks, “… Reagor could have been great with the Eagles… but I think this trade has more pros than cons”

Eagles fan Cameron Temple agrees with the Reagor trade stating, “I think trading Reagor was a good move, it was a long time coming”. Cameron goes on to say, “(Howie) is making a lot of the same moves that were made in 2017” hinting at another possible Superbowl title.

There is jubilation in the air for these Philly fans and their upcoming season, and the expectation to follow through has never been higher going into a season starting with the Season Opener in Detroit versus the Lions.

With all of these new additions will the Eagles have too much on their plate or could they make a break for a second Superbowl title in 2023?