The Eagles season did not go the way many expected. The final record of 5-10-1 is Coach Skellingtons worst record since entering the Premier Madden League. The season came with many low points but nothing can be as low as only winning one game versus a over .500 team. The Browns win was the only Eagle win versus a winning opponent but some could say they won the game three times so it should be reflected on their record. Their other wins came against bottom feeding teams like themselves. They played a lot of teams tough until the end but for most games they couldn’t pull it out in the fourth quarter.
The Eagles offense played well at points this season, which allowed multiple receivers to catch 60 receptions or more. Desean Jackson showed that he still has it, once again leading the receivers in yards and touchdowns. The Rookie Reagor showed promise that he could eventually be the number one receiver for this team, but with 14 drops on the season he will need to work on that in the off season. Miles Sanders was a highlight of the offense, and some would say wasn’t featured enough. Sanders had over 1700 all purpose yards this season and at times it felt like the Eagles neglected him during the game. Carson Wentz was the biggest enigma for the offense this season. Wentz can be so great and so bad at the same time. Wentz ended the season by throwing for 5000 yards and over 35 touchdowns but his biggest stat ended up being his interceptions. Over 40 interceptions thrown will never win games in PML and he is the main reason why this team failed this season.
The Eagles defense has been atrocious this season as they were almost last in the league in run defense and yards given up. At times this defense couldn’t stop a nose bleed and is a key reason why the record ended up the way it was. As bad the defense as a whole was, there were a few key guys who stood out this season for example, Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham. Both players ended up in the top 5 in the league for sacks.
In the Premier Madden League, we don’t win at all costs, however, a win is a win and the Eagles didn’t have enough. Their record puts them in line for the 10th pick in the draft and some experts believe that they should make a trade with the first overall team to secure the top pick in the draft. The Eagles go into this off season with negative cap space, which means they will not be able to resign anyone or participate in player trades or free agency. With so many players being lost, what is management’s plan to secure players for their team? The draft seems to be their only option and if they don’t hit on their picks then this upcoming season could be similar to the last.