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By: Jake Rajala
The Philadelphia Eagles inked the cornerback James Bradberry yesterday and it’s clear Bradberry will be seeking vengeance against ex-team (NY Giants) twice next season. According to NBC Sports, Bradberry was impressed by the Eagles D-Line and the scheme fit in Philly. It’s hard to ignore the greatness of the Eagles pass rush as they carry Fletcher Cox, Jordan Davis, Derek Barnett, Brandon Graham, and OLB/DE Haason Reddick (11 sacks last season).
Bradberry should clearly benefit from the Eagles ability to hit opposing QBs without blitzing. He signed a one-year $7.5 million dollar deal (with $2.5 additional million in incentives), so the 28-year-old CB will aim to impress the league next season and sign a hefty contract from the Eagles or a new squad in the 2023 off-season. All in all, the Eagles addition of Bradberry signifies they are clearly trying to improve from their 9-8 record and their defense that ranked 19th in PPG allowed in 2021. Bradbery will also certainly help an Eagles defense that allowed 41 points to the Cowboys in Week 3 and 51 points to Dak Prescott in Week 19.
The Eagles loaded roster will unequivocally revolve around their third-year QB Jalen Hurts. He was named a dark-horse MVP candidate by NFL.com. Hurts won’t throw 5,000+ passing yards like Tom Brady, but he can simply aim to be an MVP-caliber player by ascending into a very good dual-threat QB and help his team win 13+ games. Lamar Jackson broke the rushing yard record in the 2019 season and led his team to win 14 games, which led him to win MVP in the 2019-2020 season. He was the second QB ever to win every MVP vote (of course, Tom Brady is the other). Hurts may not win MVP next season, but the 23-year-old can realistically strive to win the MVP and a Super Bowl ring with his dazzling roster at some point in the future.