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Will The Eagles Throw The Ball More In 2022?

The Philadelphia Eagles will go into the 2022 season with significant upgrades at the wide receiver position. Will they take advantage of this and throw the ball more?

Eagles Receiving Corps

The Eagles major move of the off-season was trading for WR AJ Brown from the Tennessee Titans. Devonta Smith led the Eagles in receiving last year as a rookie with 64 receptions for 916 yards and five touchdowns. Devonta Smith reconnected with his college teammate, Jalen Hurts, as Hurts led the Eagles offense to the playoffs last season.

Philadelphia also had other contributing players in the passing game such as tight end Dallas Goedert, Quez Watkins, Jalen Reagor, and running back Kenny Gainwell. The Birds were mainly a running team in 2021 with quarterback Jalen Hurts leading the team in rushing with 784 yards and ten rushing touchdowns. Miles Sanders also contributed to the ground game with 754 yards but no touchdowns in 2021.

Looking Ahead

The Iggles have the potential to be one of the most potent offensives in the NFL in 2022 in both the passing and running game. For that to happen, besides airing it out more, Jalen Hurts can’t run the ball more than Miles Sanders.

This season, Jalen Hurts needs to be more of the pocket passer and throwing quarterback. Head Coach Nick Sirianni should also have Jalen Hurts be a game-managing quarterback, but that starts with offensive coordinator Shane Steichen and quarterbacks coach Brian Johnson.

The other day, NFL Insider Sal Paolantonio, claimed that the wide receivers of this Eagles team are comparable to the 2004 Super Bowl team with Terrell Owens. That Eagles team did not win the Super Bowl but finished the season with a 13-3 record. Another talented Eagles receiver group led by Alshon Jeffery helped the Eagles win Super Bowl 52 five years ago.

In Conclusion

Expectations are already high for the Eagles in 2022. They have upgraded the offense to give Hurts the opportunity to throw the ball more. This passing attack paired with the run game should make the Eagles offense dangerous. The Eagles are now less than two weeks away from their pre-season opener against the New York Jets.

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