After starting last season with a 2-5 record, it looked like the Philadelphia Eagles were headed to another early exit.
The vibe is that they would miss the playoffs for the second straight season and just four years after winning Super Bowl LII.
But they bounced back with a 7-2 run to claim a Wild Card spot with a 9-8 record.
Unfortunately, their postseason stint didn’t last long after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated them convincingly, 31-15.
Seeing that result, general manager Howie Roseman knew that he had a lot of work to do.
In just one offseason, he has helped transform the Eagles roster to become one of the best teams, on paper.
No wonder CBS Sports had them as the top most improved team, according to Bryan DeArdo.
💪Five Most Improved NFL Teams:
1. Philadelphia Eagles
2.Los Angeles Chargers
3. New York Jets
4. Pittsburgh Steelers
5. Cincinnati Bengals
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— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) July 5, 2022
Also making the list are the Los Angeles Chargers, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Cincinnati Bengals, in that order.
A Masterful Job By Roseman
He used both free agency and the NFL Draft to upgrade the roster.
But Roseman brought more firepower to the Eagles’ offense by adding Pro Bowl wideout A.J. Brown.
They acquired him from the Tennessee Titans in exchange for their first and third-round picks in the recent draft.
More importantly, they signed him to a four-year, $100 million contract extension.
Finally, they selected linebackers Jordan Davis and Nakobe Dean in the 2022 draft.
Dean has the potential of becoming the best draft steal this season because he was projected to be a first-rounder.
These additions will help the Eagles take the next step and possibly unseat the Dallas Cowboys as NFC East champions.