On Saturday, the Philadelphia Eagles finalized their 53-man roster, and Philadelphia, who won the Super Bowl two seasons ago, is looking to get back to that place in 2019.
On paper, it looks good. The offense seems stacked, with the additions of DeSean Jackson, Jordan Howard, Miles Sanders, and most importantly, a healthy Carson Wentz. Defensively, the Eagles look solid, as they bring back Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, and Malcolm Jenkins.
There is a lot of talent, but will it all mesh? That’s the question Eagles GM Howie Roseman has.
“I think we have a lot of talent,” Roseman said on Saturday. “The question is how we come together as a football team. We started here, and we had an opportunity to talk to the team first day of training camp, and we talked about that there was talent in this room, but we need to come together as a team, and that comes through experiences through the course of the season. That comes from dealing with adversity through the course of the season.
“We think that we have the right character and right leadership on this team, on the coaching staff, and on the field to do that. But now we have to go show that.”
The sky’s the limit for Philadelphia, but in the NFL, stuff happens, injuries happen, and chemistry issues happen. However, if the Eagles avoid those things, the talent is there for this football team to do some amazing things in 2019.
It all starts next Sunday against the Redskins.