The Philadelphia Eagles played well enough in the regular season to receive a first-round bye in the playoffs, securing home-field advantage as well.
This has given some of their most significant contributors ample time to rest and heal, giving the team the best opportunity to succeed in their divisional round matchup next week.
Further good news for the Eagles: Jalen Hurts threw today, AJ Brown practiced today after maintenance day yesterday and Lane Johnson also returned to practice. https://t.co/GrVv12skfD
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 13, 2023
Hurts was sidelined for two weeks, and as a result of his being out, the Eagles lost both of those games.
The epic rise of Hurts’ play this season is one of the main reasons that the Eagles have been so successful, so the fact that he is practicing today is a step in the right direction.
Brown was traded to the Eagles during the 2022 draft and has been another significant contributor to the team.
Brown is a freak athlete and has helped Hurts develop as a passer.
In the regular season, Brown recorded 88 receptions, good for 1,496 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Brown was an excellent complementary receiver to the Eagles’ 2021 first-round draft pick, DeVonta Smith, who also took a huge leap in production this season.
The fact that Johnson was practicing today is huge news for Hurts and the rest of the Eagles’ offense, considering that he is a star on the offensive line.
The Eagles have established themselves as one of the NFL’s most dominant teams.
Will this team be able to hoist the Lombardi trophy when all is said and done?