The Philadelphia Eagles had a banner season last year, finishing the regular season with a 14-3 record and charging their way into the Super Bowl.
Quarterback Jalen Hurts silenced his doubters by putting together arguably an MVP-caliber season, while wide receivers DeVonta Smith and A.J. Brown put up 1,196 and 1,496 receiving yards, respectively.
But in the Super Bowl, Philly got out to a 10-point halftime lead, only to lose in the final seconds to Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.
This season, many are picking the Eagles to once again come out of the NFC, if not win the world championship.
Sports personality Stephen A. Smith is one of those who believes the Eagles will win it all this season.
Never too early for a Super Bowl pick…when the viewers call in and ask pic.twitter.com/ctPGjKWQML
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) August 8, 2023
The team lost standout defensive tackle Javon Hargrave and Pro Bowl running back Miles Sanders in free agency this offseason, but it still has a talented cast.
First-round draft choice Jalen Carter will replace Hargrave up front defensively, and many believe he has star potential.
Hurts just turned 25 years of age, and his best football could still be ahead of him.
Last season, he threw for 3,701 yards and 22 touchdowns on a 66.5 percent completion rate, and he added 760 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground.
For the Eagles to return to the Super Bowl, they will have to hold off an improved Dallas Cowboys squad in the NFC East.
They will also have to contend with a very talented and tough San Francisco 49ers team that they blew out in the conference title game last season after QB Brock Purdy tore the UCL in his throwing elbow.
But Philly has more than enough to do just that.NEXT: Derrick Henry Gets Candid On The Titans Adding DeAndre Hopkins