The Eagles offense is set to shatter some single-season Eagles franchise records. Philadelphia can finally look at their offense and see a very dynamic plethora of weapons. A.J. Brown and Devonta Smith are a top-tier Wide Receiver duo along with a growing Dual-Threat Quarterback, Jalen Hurts. The Eagles have a running attack featuring Pro-Bowl hopeful, Miles Sanders, along with Kenneth Gainwell. Let’s dive into who could put their name into the city’s record books.
Passing Yards: Jalen Hurts
It isn’t insane to think this. Carson Wentz holds the current record of 4.039 passing yards. Barely reached over the 4K mark and his best target was Greg Ward for a period of time. With Smith and Brown as his top guys and Quez Watkins to stretch the field, Jalen Hurts can put up serious passing yard numbers this year. The running attack of Hurts and Sanders will be crucial in setting up the passing game for this to happen. Luckily for Philadelphia, they broke their own franchise record for rushing yards as a squad last season with 2,715 on a staggering 4.9 yards a carry.
Prediction: Jalen Hurts throws for 4,208 yards to go with 25 passing touchdowns. To go along with this will be a huge Jalen Hurts contract extension.
Team Rushing Yards
As stated above, the Eagles set the franchise record in 2021 for team rushing yards. If Miles Sanders stays healthy, there is no reason they won’t do it again. This team could not figure their offense out until week eight. With an extra eight weeks of grounding and pounding, this group is set to do massive numbers. Behind an exceptional offensive line, the Eagles’ committee of backs are looking to due numbers along with Hurts.
Prediction: 3,097 rushing yards for the group. This would just edge out the 2020 Baltimore Ravens on the single-season rushing yards list. These teams both share a committee of backs and a truly dazzling quarterback who beat the odds.
Receiving Touchdowns By A Duo: Devonta Smith and A.J. Brown
This franchise record was set in 1961 by the great Tommy McDonald and Pete Retzlaff. The Eagles’ duo recorded 21 receiving touchdowns as a duo. This one certainly will not be easy for Brown and Smith. The upside to playing alongside each other is if one is doubled, the other will have a good game. To break this, they could either both have 11 touchdowns or defenses will force either Smith or Brown to beat them alone. If you need the answer to that one, both are capable of beating 1v1 coverage easily.
Prediction: 23 touchdowns. 12 for AJ Brown and 11 for Devonta Smith. This Eagles team found out late in the year that Devonta Smith is actually an exceptional Wide Receiver and began to get him the ball more. Combine that and top-ten WR in the game and things will get scary. The numbers could be switched for the two but expect them to be fairly close.
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