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The football business: why Carson Wentz will still be in the Eagles in 2021 – MMQB
Trade with Wentz? I say no. Sorry for all the fantasy football general managers who have already changed Wentz at the Colts. It’s not happening. First, any potential transaction should happen before the third day of the 2021 league year when 1) a $ 10 million bonus comes due to Wentz and 2) $ 15 million of Wentz’s salary for 2022 becomes on fully guaranteed. With the way Wentz played, good luck with that. But, you ask, what happens if Wentz is willing to reduce / restructure his contract to join a new team? Well, that can help the new team; do nothing for the Eagles. As I have answered dozens of times on Twitter: The problem with a Wentz transaction is not so important for the purchasing team; is for the trading team (Eagles). If the eagles somehow found a trading partner for Wentz, they would endure a $ 34 million dead money ceiling. This would be the highest ceiling allocation for a player not listed in NFL history in a year in which 1) the ceiling number will be below the current $ 198 million and 2) the Eagles have current ceiling commitments of over 250 million USD.
8 things I think about the Eagles after their loss to the Cardinals – BGN
Clearly, Hurts is about to grow. There is hope that he can do that, because he is a 22-year-old debutant who has not benefited from a full off-season, with an offense built for him to be the starting defender. Not to mention the lack of time to build chemistry with its catches. I don’t know that Hurts is a franchise defender who wins the Super Bowl. Nobody makes sure. But it’s okay. Eagles don’t have to be fully convinced of this to go on with it as their type. He is not eligible for a contract extension until after the 2022 season and will have a relatively cheap deal until then. We’ll see how Hurts goes in the last two games. If it looked like a total disaster in those, well, that could change the feeling here. For now, though, I think Hurts should be the Eagles’ starting lineup in 2021.
Babes On Broad # 55: Unpacking Wentz Saga – BGN Radio
Sam Wilson and Jessica Towne analyze the loss of the Cardinals, the list with which Howie left the Eagles and debate the commercial rumors about Carson Wentz floating around PLUS What’s going on around Philly! Powered by SB Nation & Bleeding Green Nation!
Do eagles have a future Pro Bowlers on the list? – NBCSP
JALEN HURTS. Are two starters a little premature to throw Hurts, 22, in the potential Pro Bowl mix? Not. We need to change our guard when you look at the first NFC defenders. Tom Brady is 43, Drew Brees 41, Aaron Rodgers 37, Matt Ryan, 35, Russell Wilson, Kirk Cousins and Matthew Stafford 32. Who will lead the next wave of NFC defenders? Kyler Murray for a start, but after that? If the 22-year-old Hurts wins his initial eagle job next summer, and the eagles bring him another weapon or two and continue on the trail he appears to be on, it’s not out of the question that he may be one of the first QBs. NFC youth in 2021.
Intensification: Michael Jacquet supports his case at CB – PE.com
One of the players watching the Eagles is quarterback Michael Jacquet, a wide receiver in his first three seasons (including his freshman year) at Louisiana-Lafayette, who then turned the defender upside down for his last two campaigns. He played well enough in the last year to win the second team’s All-Sun Belt honors. Even though at the time he said that “I am an offensive player at heart”, after playing his whole football life on that side of the ball – first at the high school defender and then at the wide receiver – he made the transition to the defender. As he approached his senior campaign, he found that “there aren’t many 6-2 turns and running a 4.4 (in the 40 yard line), but there are a lot of receivers that do. I think I have an advantage. “Jacquet organized a 4.42-meter 40-meter line at Louisiana-Lafayette’s Pro Day, and that opened some eyes. Its physical size also helped – Jacquet has a wing height and long arms make it even more interesting. The Eagles signed him to the NFL post-draft in April and took a long look at the training camp, but honestly, it was just too raw. Two football seasons around the corner? Insufficient.
The cost of the salary paid in 2021 – Above the limit
Top 5 should not be a surprise. Steelers and Packers make no warranties and use higher bonuses than most NFL teams because of this. Steelers are constantly restructuring their contracts, which is why they have such a tough position with the ceiling next year. Saints and Eagles hitting the contract may be well known, while Falcons use two multi-level bonuses than anyone else and are also entering restructuring. [BLG Note: The Eagles have the third highest sunk percentage in 2021.]
Eagles Special Team Coordinator Takes Responsibility for Hard Out on Cardinals – PennLive
Dave Fipp, the coordinator of the Eagles special team, took responsibility for the performance of his unit and its role in losing the team during its press conference on Tuesday morning. “I would just say that at the end of the day, obviously, we didn’t have our players well enough prepared to play the game,” Fipp said in a Zoom call. “It certainly wasn’t my best day. I am disappointed with the results. Obviously, I expect the best. “
NFL Power Rankings Week 16: 1-32 poll, plus the most underrated standout on each team – ESPN
23. Philadelphia Eagles (4-9-1). The most underrated star: DE Brandon Graham. Finally, he received a Pro Bowl offer for the first time in his remarkable 11-year career. With two games to play, Graham has seven sacks, 12 touchdowns and 14 QB shots. More than a Super Bowl LII hero, Graham has been a constant source of energy for the team over the past decade – plus – a role that has taken on even more importance in a year with no fans in the stands.
NFL Power Week 15 standings: A holiday wish for all 32 teams – The Athletic
25. Philadelphia Eagles (4-9-1). Wish: business partner for Carson Wentz. Looks like that’s where this whole thing is going. It would be a mistake to overreact to a few games with Jalen Hurts, but there is no denying that the offense looked better. The Eagles could keep both players and compete in an open quarterback competition or try to move Wentz. The question of what to do could lead to compensation. As we’ve seen in the past with guys like Sam Bradford and Nick Foles, it will take only one team to fall in love. If the Eagles get a deal they like, they can move on with Hurts and maybe another defensive option.
Week 15 DVOA Ratings – Football Outsiders
[BLG Note: The Eagles rank 24th in weighed DVOA, which accounts for more recent performance.]
Fantastic Football Give Up Wire Pickups for Week 16 – Blogging The Boys
Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia Eagles (39% owned). I first mentioned Hurts as a takeover of the waiver wire for week 14, when he owned only 3% in the league. This was just a simple suggestion while we waited to see what kind of fantasy production it could offer. […] Well, the secret is out of the bag now. The performance of 338 yards, with four touchdowns, made him the best scorer of the week. The Eagles have a new life and are fighting for the division crown, and now Hurts will face a team of Cowboys who gave up the most points in eighth place for the opposing defenders. Dallas, in particular, struggled with mobile defenders as Russell Wilson, Kyler Murray and Lamar Jackson had big weeks against them.
Washington and NFL are aware of social media posts showing Dwayne Haskins Jr. partying without a mask – Hogs Haven
This may not seem like a huge deal to some people, but the NFL and Ron Rivera take COVID-19 protocols very seriously. Several teams were fined heavily and even lost the draft election due to flagrant violations of the new rules. Positive tests have the potential to keep more players out for more games and can also delay or even give up games for the infringing team. This is also reckless for a team whose head coach has just gone through a very public battle with cancer that he has continued to work on. Dwayne Haskins has been relegated to the third QB string and is only now playing due to a late-season injury to the ankle of his replacement Kyle Allen and a calf strain that kept Alex Smith on Sunday. Washington has the potential to win the NFC East this weekend if the Giants lose and defeat the Carolina Panthers. Now there are question marks around Haskins and any punishment he will receive. There are also still questions about Alex Smith and the stem of the calf in the surgically repaired leg. If neither of them can play, the team remains with Tayloe Heinicke, who was just signed from the training team on Saturday, and the start of free agent Steven Montez, who was Haskins’ supporter this week.
“Valentine’s Views:” Giants Joe Judge is right that the playoffs will not define the success or failure of the season – Big Blue View
The Giants’ season has always been about laying a foundation for the future, and this seems to have been done
SB Nation NFL Show: Trey Wingo says we’re watching the biggest QB right now – SB Nation
On Monday this week, Brandon Lee Gowton (Bleeding Green Nation) and I had the pleasure of talking to Trey Wingo for the SB Nation NFL Show. We touched on a bunch of topics, but none of them pleased Wingo more than Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City bosses. […] Other topics I touched on with Trey: What should the Eagles do with Carson Wentz and their defensive status? What does the loss of Rams show us about the rest of the NFC playoff teams?
You can survive the winter and not spread Covid-19. Here’s how. – Vox
Winter and holidays can be hard even in typical years: short days, cold winds and family stress, to name a few. But the ongoing growth of the US Covid-19, with more than 200,000 new cases of the virus reported every day since December 7 (about double what it was a month earlier), puts the distinctive activities that help us sustain ourselves – holiday gatherings, meals with friends, volunteering or a visit to see Santa Claus – in a more awful language. Despite the fact that more than nine months have passed since the pandemic, finding out if and how to approach a previous routine event is still complicated. And the calculation seems to change with new case rates and evolving guidelines – and with our own fluctuating pandemic burnout.
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