This was a strange season for the Philadelphia Eagles. They somehow finished 9-7 and won the NFC East. This allowed them to host a playoff game where the season came to a disappointing end.
It was a miracle that the Eagles stayed alive in the division with all of their injuries on both sides of the ball. In the Wild Card round, Philly welcomed the Seattle Seahawks to town. It was a disappointing end to their season because this game was over in the first quarter. The big story was Carson Wentz playing in his first postseason game and he was knocked out after a hit by Jadeveon Clowney.
Grading the Eagles’ offense for the season is tough. They won nine games but did not field a strong team after injuries. It is nearly impossible when you sustain the losses they did. One thing that is for sure is that the offense’s grade is going to be a lot high than the defense.
Eagles’ Offensive Grade in 2019
The offense starts with the quarterback. Wentz played 16 games in 2019 for the first time since his rookie season. He proved that he is a franchise quarterback in the regular season. His ability in the playoffs is still yet to be seen. Wentz threw for 4,039 yards in 2019 with 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He did this with limited weapons to throw the ball to.
Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert finished as the top pass catchers for the Eagles this season. Miles Sanders was third on the list. This shows how bad the Eagles’ receiving group was. It did not help that their top two receivers were both out by Week 11. That is when Nelson Agholor went down with an injury. Alshon Jeffrey played his final game the week before. This forced players like Greg Ward and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside to step up which is not a winning formula for the postseason.
The best offensive unit for the Eagles was their offensive line. They were one of the highest rated groups in the league by Pro Football Focus. This helped Wentz stay healthy throughout the regular season and Sanders find some room to run. He finished with 818 yards on the ground and was effective in the passing game.
The Eagles scored 24.1 points per game this season which was 12th in the league. They finished 14th in total offense in 2019. With Doug Pederson running the show, the Eagles will always be a strong offensive team. Regardless of the coaching, the Eagles were not running out the best offensive talent because of injuries and that has to be accounted for. The strength of the offensive line and the quarterback will carry Philly’s grade for the season.
Eagles Offensive Grade: B-