The Philadelphia Eagles surprised a lot of people last season. Not many people thought Philly had much of a chance to win a Super Bowl in 2017, but QB Carson Wentz played like an MVP, and defensively, the team got after the quarterback. Even late in the season, when Wentz went down with a torn ACL, many people did not think the Eagles could win a Super Bowl. However, Nick Foles stepped in, and led the Eagles to victory in Super Bowl 52.
Coming into the 2018 season, the Eagles could possibly be a better team. Wentz is returning, and nine-time Pro Bowl OT Jason Peters is back. Also, they added Pro Bowl DE Michael Bennett in the offseason. Furthermore, the coaching staff is pretty much intact.
Hall of Famer and former Eagle Brian Dawkins likes where the Eagles are at this point. He believes Philly has a great chance to repeat.
“Usually the thing that sets the team back for failure is complacency,” Dawkins told Paul Gant. “It’s too many guys that didn’t play in the Super Bowl last year for the Philadelphia Eagles that are stars on that team that wants it too bad to allow those guys to dog it, so that’s why I believe they have a great chance of repeating this year.”
They have the talent, but a lot has to go right for a team to win a title, and a lot went right for the Eagles last season. We’ll see if it goes right for Philly in 2018.