3. Uncertainty with Wentz, Jeffery
As mentioned before, what the Eagles were able to accomplish by winning the Super Bowl despite all of the key injuries at numerous positions was truly remarkable to witness, and shows just how great of a job they did with building a solid roster. With that being said, just because this worked for Philadelphia this past season doesn’t mean they will be able to come through once again in 2018, as the team faces a lot of uncertainty at this point in the offseason.
Right now, the plan is for Wentz to be ready to go for Week 1, and while the team will still feel confident in Foles (assuming he’s still around) if he were to temporarily handle the duties under center, the status of Alshon Jeffery is still up in the air as well. Turns out, the Eagles wideout played the entire season with a torn rotator cuff, and even though Jeffery has made it clear he’s hopeful to return for the start of the regular season, it’s still too early to tell if that will actually happen.
Sure, Philadelphia would have numerous players willing to step up if Jeffery ended up being sidelined longer than expected, but also that’s always easier said than done. With all of the uncertainty surrounding guys like Wentz and Jeffery at this point in March, this is just another key factor that could give the Rams a slight edge to be the favorites over the Eagles in the NFC.