What the end of the Super Bowl means for the Eagles and their NFC East rivals
The most literal conclusion of the Super Bowl’s completion is that the 2021 season is officially over. Every team is 0-0 again as we all head into 2022.
What other what does the end of the Super Bowl mean?
It’s a question RJ Ochoa asked on this week’s episode of Monday Football Monday on The SB Nation NFL Show. One of the answers provided by his co-host, Pete Sweeney, was that it means we’re done with the Super Bowl streak hosted by the home team. Because the big game is in Arizona next year and he doesn’t see the Cardinals as the best team in the NFC.
Do you understand the gist of this exercise? OK, good, because RJ and I applied the same idea to the NFL’s most important division on this week’s episode of the NFC East Mixtape podcast. What does the end of the Super Bowl mean for the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Commanders (lol) and New York Giants? What’s next for these teams?
When it comes to the Birds, RJ and I both focused on the same position.
To me, the end of the Super Bowl means the Eagles’ hunt for a new starting quarterback has begun.. Howie Roseman and Nick Sirianni publicly committing to Jalen Hurts does little to stop them from exploring other options at the sport’s most important job.
There have already been instances where the Eagles have been connected to other quarterbacks. Malik Willis has particularly caught the attention of Philly at the Senior Bowl. Albert Breer in the slit Russell Wilson at the Eagles when asked he thinks the future Hall of Famer will play in 2022. Breer also included the Eagles among the teams”ready to take a major swingat quarterback this offseason.
We may not have to wait too long to hear more buzz about the Eagles’ interest in acquiring a new starter. It should be remembered that the news of the Matthew Stafford trade appeared on January 30, 2021. The Eagles unofficially traded Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts on February 18 of last year. While such deals may not become official until the start of the league’s new year on March 16, the framework can be set well in advance.
The 2022 NFL Combine, which begins March 1, is the next big event on the league schedule. And not only because it offers teams the opportunity to evaluate prospecting projects… but because many executives, scouts, reporters, etc. will all be in the same place at the same time. There are bound to be manipulations going on. We might get a better idea of where the Eagles are on the quarterback front at this time.
Of course, Philly going in search of a new starter doesn’t necessarily guarantee they’ll find one. It’s possible they’ll have to look to Jalen Hurts as a fallback plan. RJ argued that the result is not ideal for the Eagles as his stock will never be higher than it is now.
You can listen to everything we said about birds and their rivals on the podcast or watch as a video below. NFC East Mixtape episodes are now uploaded to Bleeding Green Nation YouTube Channel on a weekly basis.
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