What an offseason for the Philadelphia Eagles.
They added Jordan Davis, Cam Jurgens, and Nakobe Dean via the 2022 NFL Draft.
The Eagles also got more draft capital for next season via a trade with the New Orleans Saints.
But with their latest move, the Eagles signed Pro Bowl cornerback James Bradberry on a one-year, $10 million deal.
Upon his signing, NFL Network national insider Ian Rapoport took note of the team’s menacing cornerback duo.
Darius Slay on one side, James Bradberry on the other. 🔥 🔥 🔥 https://t.co/mlsvAwSI6j
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 18, 2022
Rapoport tweeted, “Darius Slay on one side, James Bradberry on the other” with three fire emojis to signify the explosiveness of this tandem.
When both players are at their best, opposing teams might find it difficult to score, let alone complete deep throws.
Why The Bradberry-Slay Connection Is One Of The League’s Best
Both players have the ability to cover the other team’s best receiver.
Likewise, they are the only NFL players since 2016 to have more than 15 interceptions and over 80 pass deflections.
With Bradberry and Slay on the same team, opposing quarterbacks might find it hard to hit their targets.
Therefore, the Eagles should make a deep playoff run if this tandem remains healthy.