The Eagles have released an unofficial depth chart that has some obvious lineups and some intriguing decisions. The team looks very deep on paper and this shows as a good sign to find some guys as a second string despite their amazing talent.
QB1 Jalen Hurts- Not much to elaborate on here, Jalen Hurts is playing for a franchise quarterback spot this season. No threat has posed Jalen Hurts as the starter ever since he took those fourth-quarter snaps against the Green Bay Packers in 2020.
QB2 Gardner Minshew- One of the best insurances at QB is here once again for the Eagles. Minshew appeared in several games last season, featuring a Jets win where he started in place of the injured Hurts.
QB3 Ian Book- Ian Book has just arrived on this squad and finds himself cracking the 53-man squad. Book has not impressed in his time on the field, but he has done enough to land himself on the depth chart.
RB1 Miles Sanders- Miles Sanders is one of the most frustrating Eagles to watch. When healthy and getting carries, this guy is deadly to opposing defenses. However, he is often injured and the early offensive scheme last season did not put his talents to use. This season, the Eagles may still lean towards a committee of backs, but Sanders is out for a contract. Well deserved RB1 spot.
RB2 Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott- This makes the lean towards a committee more likely as having two RB2s on the depth chart is great for a team looking to split the touches. Gainwell was great in the receiving game last season but lost a spot on the carries rotation to Boston Scott and Jordan Howard. Gainwell looks to take a year-two leap. Boston Scott is reliable and that is all you need to know. Always on call, runs hard, and makes guys miss.
WR1 A.J. Brown- No doubt on this one for now. A.J. Brown is the most talented WR to play for Philadelphia since Terrell Owens. The Pro Bowler and absolute physical unit is very deserving of the WR1 spot.
WR2 Devonta Smith- If this guy is the WR2, good luck to all defenses in the NFL. Smith has shown the ability to make elite plays. Whether it is his route running, hands, or sideline awareness. Smith has the ability to become a Pro Bowl WR this season with Brown by his side.
WR3 Quez Watkins- Watkins is the ideal WR3 for this offense. He can stretch the field for guys like Smith, Brown, and Goedert to eat up underneath the coverage. Quez Watkins was exceptional in his WR2 role last season, but a new role alongside two elite talents will only further his production as a deep threat.
WR4 Zach Pascal- Pascal is playing the backup WR role to all three of the guys above. Pascal is a very reliable guy to have in the short rotation of the WRs.
TE1 Dallas Goedert- No mistakes, questions, or concerns here. Goedert is one of the league’s best TEs and will also look to crack his first Pro Bowl this season.
TE2 Jack Stoll- Stoll had a solid preseason this year. In 2021, he cracked the squad as an undrafted free agent and played a huge part on special teams. A guy willing to learn and step up in his backup TE role is always welcome to the team.
TE3 Grant Calcaterra- An unusual but inspiring story. Calcaterra retired from football briefly and has made his return. Look for him to be a special teams guy and contribute slightly if any on offense.
LT1 and RT1 Jordan Mailata and Lane Johnson- This is arguably the best tackle duo in football. Two All-Pro level guys protecting the edge is huge for a guy like Hurts. This duo has blossomed last season and this season should be even better.
LT2 and RT2 Andre Dillard and Jack Driscoll- Andre Dillard has not panned out so far, but he is good insurance as a backup to Mailata. Driscoll started nine games last season for Philadelphia and would be a starter if the man in front of him was not Lane Johnson.
LG1 and RG1 Landon Dickerson and Isaac Seumalo- Seumalo has only started a full 16 games once but his experience is nice to have between Jason Kelce and Lane Johnson. A dominant side of the line but not like the other side. Dickerson is the LG of the future and provides great versatility. He and Mailata are a nasty duo for any defensive line.
LG2 and RG2 Sua Opeta and Josh Sills- Sills is an undrafted free agent who provides nice depth while Opeta appeared in ten games last year for Philadelphia.
C1 Jason Kelce- Whether this is Kelce’s last time on the season opener depth chart or not, he will always be a force at Center for however long he decides to stay. As reliable as it gets in the league.
C2 Cam Jurgens- From what we have seen of Jurgens, we might as well have two starting centers named Jason Kelce. He is an athletic Center like his mentor and was handpicked by the All-Pro center himself. Great way to round out the offensive depth chart.
Starting DEs Brandon Graham and Josh Sweat- It is good to see Brandon Graham back after a brutal Achilles injury. Reports say he is looking like his old self. Sweat will look to up his amazing production alongside Graham. Great way to kick things off for the defense.
Backup DEs Derrick Barnett and Tarron Jackson- Barnett is still hanging around. Hopefully, we can see fewer flags this season and more production off the bench. Tarron Jackson made the team as a sixth-round draft selection for the Eagles and has the physical tools at 6’4″ and 254 Pounds.
Starting DTs Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargrave- Two of the biggest bodies in the NFL. Cox looks to up his production after a few seasons below his standards. Hargrave will continue to be a force in the middle alongside Cox. Running attacks will be buried against these guys.
Backup DTs Jordan Davis, Milton Williams, and Marlon Tuipulotu- Davis will get in the rotation heavy alongside Hargrave and Cox. Another huge force in the middle of this run-stopping defensive line. Williams is heading into year two and looking for a bigger role in the rotation as he only appeared in two starts last season. Tuipulotu is also heading into year two looking for a larger role after being a non-factor in 2021 as a rookie.
SAM LB1 Haason Reddick- The Eagles landed Reddick just hours into free agency. The starting SAM has reached double-digit sacks in each of his past two seasons. Reddick was the top signing for the Eagles this offseason and will be used in many ways in Jonathon Gannon’s system.
SAM LB2 Patrick Johnson- Johnson will be backing Reddick up in just his second season. The 2021 Seventh-rounder started two games last season.
SAM LB3 Kyron Johnson- Johnson clocked a 4.36 40-yard dash at the Kansas Pro Day. The rookie has some high-end athleticism and could contribute to special teams.
MIKE LB1 T.J. Edwards- From undrafted rookie to recording 125 tackles this past season, Edwards has evolved into a player deserving of the starting MIKE LB job. While the Eagles had their woes at backer, Edwards is a nice stepping stone towards great linebacker play.
MIKE LB2 NaKobe Dean- If this stud is the backup MIKE LB, you got a good squad. Dean was very exceptional at Georgia and was expected to go Round one. After an injury scare, he fell to Howie Roseman in the third round. Dean will look to grow and potentially get in on the rotation.
WILL LB1 Kyzir White- White made his way over from Los Angeles and really fills out the LB Room. He had a career year last year racking up 144 tackles with 66 being solo tackles. White had an interception on his only drive this preseason against the Jets. That’s one way to make your first impression on a squad.
WILL LB2 Shaun Bradley- Bradley has been a pleasant surprise out of Temple University. The sixth-round pick has started only one game for the Eagles but serves as a great player on special teams. He grew up an Eagles fan.
Starting CBs Darius Slay, James Bradberry, and Avonte Maddox- This is arguably the best cornerback room in football. Slay is an All-Pro level corner and is leading this group. Slay had three touchdowns from the defensive side of the ball which paved the way to crucial wins. Bradberry joins the Eagles after being cut from the rival Giants. Bradberry guarding the WR2 on Sundays will make for many mismatches. Maddox will get another season showcasing his elite Slot Corner ability. Expect this group to make plays.
Backup CBs Josh Jobe, Zech McPhearson, and Josiah Scott- Jobe went undrafted out of Alabama, but impressed the staff and find themselves backing up Darius Slay. McPhearson was a presence on special teams last season and will look to replicate that performance on that side of the ball. Scott is also an exceptional special teams contributor.
Starting Safeties Marcus Epps and C.J. Gardner-Johnson- Epps has been having the best camp of his career and showed flashes of greatness last year. Epps had reportedly looked completely different this camp compared to last year. Howie Roseman worked magic and acquired Gardner-Johnson from the Saints. This moved fills out a stacked defense and restore a secondary who missed talent like this for awhile.
Backup Safeties Reed Blankenship and K’Von Wallace- Blankeship was another pleasant surprise during the preseason and was looking like the starting safety until the Gardner-Johnson move was made. Wallace looks to attribute on special teams and fill in at an exceptional level if needed. His expectations are high heading into this season as he has not panned out so far.
Kicker Jake Elliot, Punter Arryn Siposs, Long Snapper Rick Lovato- This trio is back for another season. Elliot had a Pro Bowl selection last season.
Returner 1 and 2 Quez Watkins and Kenneth Gainwell- Watkins has earned the return duties. This could be a chance to see some electric returns this season.