Ron Jaworski thinks the Eagles could win 14 games this year
The Philadelphia Eagles won just nine games this past season, but there are some rather high expectations for the club heading into 2019, and NFL analyst and former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski is going as far to say that Philadelphia can rack up 14 wins.
“Veterans players. All-Pro players. There are well-coached players on both sides of the football with [head coach] Doug Pederson on the offensive side and [defensive coordinator] Jim Schwartz on the defensive side,” said Jaworski, according to Eric F. Epler of Penn Live. “The kicking game is strong. It’s really a good football team that I think can win 14 games this year.”
Jaworski loves the offseason moves the Eagles have made, specifically noting that bringing back wide receiver DeSean Jackson should help fellow wide out Alshon Jeffery become even better.
“I think DeSean Jackson makes Alshon Jeffery an incredible player this year,” said Jaworski. “He’s going to have a lot of room underneath to work with. I think he’s going to have a big year.”
As for those worried about the health of Carson Wentz? Jaworski is not so concerned.
“Everyone seems to be concerned about the health of Carson Wentz, but you could say that about every player in the league,” he said. “It’s a violent game. You just take your chances and you want him to play like he’s always played. Well, I say that guardedly because I would like to see him run less and make plays from the pocket more.”
While Jaworski is right in that football is a “violent game,” some players are more prone to injuries than others, and Wentz has been knocked out of each of the last two seasons due to a torn ACL and a back injury, respectively.
So, there may be a bit of bias seeping through Jaworski’s hopes for the Eagles heading into this season, but there is no doubt that there is certainly a lot of talent on their roster.