The Philadelphia Eagles decided to address their run defense this week.
Both players will play out the rest of this season in Philadelphia after signing one-year deals.
After getting gashed on the ground in Week 10 by the Washington Commanders, the Eagles are trying to fix the issue.
There is no question both of these players are past their prime.
What the Eagles need next after getting Ndamukong Suh, Linval Joseph and Robert Quinn pic.twitter.com/OFaajIRgvZ
— Pickswise (@Pickswise) November 17, 2022
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— Timothy N. Murphy (@Murphy1TimothyN) November 17, 2022
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— Benjamin Ripley (@ripley4_ripley) November 17, 2022
But, how big of an impact will Suh have?
He has not played all season, and we last saw him in 2021 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
At best he can play anywhere from 20-30 plays a game.
But, the former second-round pick did not play well in 2021.
Ndamukong Suh win rate ranks at defensive tackle in 2021
Pass rush win rate: 36/53
Run stop win rate: 69/70
(ESPN Analytics / NFL Next Gen Stats) https://t.co/mXHTSjOAE2
— Seth Walder (@SethWalder) November 17, 2022
He was below average in pass rush/run stop win rate.
But, this is a risk-free move for the Eagles.
They will be paying Suh almost nothing to see if he can help out their run defense.
Tough Games Coming Up
The run defense will be immediately tested over the next few weeks for the Eagles.
Each of their next six games is against teams that can run the ball successfully.
It starts with reigning rushing champion Jonathan Taylor in Week 11.
Taylor is coming off his second 100-yard rushing game of the season and seems to be recovered from the ankle injury.
Then in Week 13, the Eagles face the Tennessee Titans and arguably the best running back in the NFL Derrick Henry.
We will know soon if the signings of Suh and Joseph are worth it or not.