Is There An Eagles Dynasty In The Works?
On Super Bowl Sunday, the Eagles did the impossible. The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 to claim the teams first Super Bowl in franchise history. The third time was the charm for the underdog Eagles as they would not be denied versus Brady and company. Could this be the start of an Eagles dynasty?
On a night where Brady seemed unstoppable, this team never backed down. Staying aggressive was the key to success for the Eagles. This team knows that this is only the beginning and an Eagles Dynasty could be on the horizon.
The Eagles Have Created A Special Blueprint, Thanks To Doug Pederson
The Eagles have their own unique blueprint to stay on top of the NFL. Starting at the quarterback position, the Eagles have the best quarterback situation in the NFL. Next season, Carson Wentz will be entering his third season and will be returning from a very complicated injury, but they still have Nick Foles for now.
If Wentz can bounce back, he could be back in the MVP race. St. Nick played arguably his best football in the postseason en route to Super Bowl MVP. Foles joined former Washington Redskins quarterback Doug Williams and former New York Giants quarterback Jeff Hostetler as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to make three or fewer starts during the regular season and win a Super Bowl.
Philly Will Have Their Core Intact For The Near Future
On offense, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, tight end Zach Ertz, center Jason Kelce and guard Brandon Brooks are all under contract until the 2020-2021 regular season. Offensive tackle Lane Johnson’s contract will be up the following season The emergence of undrafted rookie running back Corey Clement will be critical for this offense going forward.
On defense, defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, strong safety Malcolm Jenkins, safety Rodney Mcleod, and defensive end Vinny Curry are also all locked up through at least until the 2020-2021 season. The return of cornerback Sidney Jones along with rookie cornerback Rasual Douglas and Derek Barnett should be music to Eagles fans’ hears.
Jason Kelce’s “Hungry Dogs Run Faster” Speech Was One For The Ages
Anyone who saw the Eagles victory parade and heard Jason Kelce’s speech knows that this team thrived off being the underdog this season. While next season they will be the top dog they can still thrive off that role. The Patriots are favored to win Super Bowl 53 with 5/1 odds. Does the media ever learn?
"Get used to this, it's the new norm in Philadelphia." – Doug Pederson on what he told his team about the winning culture that will continue moving forward.
— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) February 7, 2018
No One Likes Us, And We Don’t Care
In the early 2000s, the Eagles had a dynasty in the making but could never get over the hump. While those Eagles teams fell short, this current Eagles team has a lot of similarities. With Wentz and Jeffery, this team has their franchise quarterback and go-to receiver for the near future. They also have a tough defense that will continue to get better.
Finally, if this Eagles team stays healthy the city of brotherly love could be celebrating a second consecutive championship and an Eagles Dynasty could be in full throttle. The Eagles will look to become the first team since the 2003-2004 New England Patriots to repeat as Super Bowl champions.
“Article originally posted on Tha Sports Junkies 101.”
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