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Why The Philadelphia Eagles Are Real THREATS In The NFC

The Philadelphia Eagles are off to a hot start in 2022, having a 2-0 record and impressing in the process. Eagles QB Jalen Hurts was drafted in the second round of the 2020 NFL draft. Hurts would go on to start 4 games in his rookie year, showing flashes, but also showing he needed some development. Hurts would keep the starting job in 2021 and would have a solid sophomore season, posting almost 800 rushing yards, double digit rushing TDs, and making the playoffs.

In the offseason, the Eagles were aggressive in an effort to significantly improve the team, and it looks like it’s paying off. The Eagles traded for star WR A.J. Brown, signed DL Haason Reddick, CB James Bradberry, LB Kyzir White and more. They would also draft two impressive Georgia prospects in DT Jordan Davis and LB Nakobe Dean. After all of these moves, it was just about putting it together, and Hurts developing into the franchise QB that the Eagles believe he can be. It’s early, but in the first two weeks of the ‘22 season, Hurts has looked like their guy, posting 576 yards, completing 69% of his passes, and rushing for 147 yards and 3 TDs. Along with Hurts playing well, WR A.J. Brown has made his impact felt in Philly, accumulating 15 receptions for 224 yards in only 2 games. RB Miles Sanders, TE Dallas Goedert, CB Darius Slay, and more have also played really well and have been contributing to the team. The Eagles are a young team, with tons of talent, that will only improve throughout the year. With it being very likely the Eagles make the playoffs, they’re a team you don’t want to see.