It’s been a topsy-turvy offseason for the Philadelphia Eagles so far, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to be optimistic about when the 2015 NFL regular season gets going just over five months from now. Here are three reasons why Eagles fans should be looking forward to the season:
Philadelphia had a bottom five defense last year, and that was the biggest reason they missed the playoffs. They released linebacker Trent Cole and cornerback Cary Williams, but have brought in several players with a lot of upside, headlined by linebacker Kiko Alonso, and will continue to do so in the draft.
Bradford figures to be Philadelphia's starting quarterback, which is a problem because he's coming off of two ACL tears, but when he's healthy, he's been a good QB in the league. He threw for over 3,700 yards and 21 touchdowns in 2012 and has shown he can break apart a NFL defense. As long as he stays healthy, Bradford will be the best quarterback the Eagles have had under Chip Kelly.
Fans have been left scratching their heads at most of the moves Philadelphia has made this offseason, putting a lot of pressure on Chip Kelly to win this season. However, Kelly has posted a 20-13 record during his first two years in the league, and his unconventional style has turned the Eagles into one of the NFL's most dangerous teams. At this point, fans have to trust that Kelly knows what he's doing - he's certainly earned it.Back to the Philadelphia Eagles Newsfeed