Philadelphia Eagles Depth Chart
- NFC East
- Lincoln Financial Field
- Head Coach
- Doug Pederson
- Offensive Coordinator
- Press Taylor & Jeff Stoutland
- Defensive Coordinator
- Jim Schwartz
- Special Teams Coach
- Dave Fipp
- Defensive Scheme
The Philadelphia Eagles are interested in both running backs Devonta Freeman and LeSean McCoy, who remain free agents. The Eagles offered a contract to Carlos Hyde before he signed with the Seahawks. Freeman also received an offer, but he's also weighing another offer from the Buccaneers. Philly has yet to make an offer to McCoy. The Eagles would like a veteran presence behind Miles Sanders as he heads into his second NFL season, with Boston Scott as his current backup. Both Freeman and McCoy are past their prime, but they could be effective in spurts while spelling Sanders behind a solid offensive line. Freeman would probably have more fantasy appeal as a handcuff on early downs and in goal-line situations.
The Philadelphia Eagles are looking to add a veteran running back and Devonta Freeman, Carlos Hyde and LeSean McCoy are on their radar, according to sources. The Eagles think Miles Sanders is a Pro Bowl-caliber player and envision Boston Scott adding useful depth, but they want to add to a group that also includes Corey Clement. Philly has reached out to Freeman, and he has a fun in running backs coach Duce Staley, who has a relationship with Freeman from his days at Florida State. The 28-year-old also has suitors in the Seahawks and Jets, however. Hyde is coming off the most productive season, rushing for 1,070 yards on 245 carries (4.4 YPC) and six touchdowns with the Texans. No matter which veteran back the Eagles choose, they shouldn't get in the way too much of Sanders' claim as the team's lead back.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders said he is ready to be the main ball carrier and believes that is why the team drafted him prior to last season. In 2019 Sanders led the team in carries, but only handled 179 carries while ceding work to Jordan Howard and Boston Scott. Scott is still around, but Howard is no longer on the team so it's reasonable to believe the Eagles will lean more heavily on Sanders in his sophomore campaign. The 23-year-old running back rushed for 818 yards last season at a healthy 4.6 yards per carry while adding 50 receptions in the passing game. Sanders is a great RB1 target early in the second round of fantasy drafts.
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said that the team will need to rely on veterans like backup quarterback Nate Sudfeld early in the season because of the restrictions on offseason programs and organized team activities due to COVID-19. "I have a ton of confidence in Nate becoming our backup QB," Pederson said. The head coach also said that rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts needs to "learn and pick up our system." It'll be even tougher for rookies like Hurts to hit the ground running when training camps begin because of offseason restrictions, making it more likely that Sudfeld is the direct backup to Carson Wentz, at least early in the season. Hurts could see some packages as a gadget player early on, but that's about as much as we can hope for right off the bat. He's strictly a dynasty/keeper investment in 2020 fantasy leagues.
The Philadelphia Eagles re-signed defensive back Jalen Mills with the intention of moving him to safety to help account for the loss of Malcolm Jenkins in the starting lineup. It's a gamble, but the additions of Darius Slay and Nickell Robey-Coleman could make Mills' transition smoother. The Eagles have three former starters coming off the bench in Sidney Jones, Rasul Douglas and Cre'Von LeBlanc, so their defensive back depth is the best of any position on that side of the ball entering the 2020 season. The Eagles secondary has been a big question mark for a while now, so this defense could be much more solid this season.