Coming off a narrow Super Bowl loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Philadelphia Eagles return in 2023 hoping they’re able to seal the deal in Super Bowl 58 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Quarterback Jalen Hurts has a gigantic new $255 million deal in hand, and he’ll have to prove he’s worth it as the Eagles suffered several significant departures this offseason.
We have an all-encompassing Eagles season preview now that the 2023 NFL Draft is over. Below you’ll find the Eagles’ projected depth chart, roster changes, and season predictions.
Everything You Need Ahead of the Eagles 2023 NFL Season
The Eagles were forced to make some tough calls this NFL offseason due to coaching departures and salary cap limitations. General manager Howie Roseman has earned much praise for his draft haul that rival executives were “annoyed” that the media continued to laud the franchise’s ability to win the offseason.
Eagles Roster Changes
- Players Acquired
- QB Marcus Mariota
- RB Rashaad Penny
- LB Nicholas Morrow
- S Terrell Edmunds
- WR Olamide Zaccheaus
- RB D’Andre Swift
- CB Greedy Williams
- S Justin Evans
- Players Drafted
- DT Jalen Carter
- Edge Nolan Smith
- OL Tyler Steen
- S Sydney Brown
- CB Kelee Ringo
- QB Tanner McKee
- DT Moro Ojomo
- Players Lost
- Edge Robert Quinn
- DT Javon Hargrave
- OG Isaac Seumalo
- OT Andre Dillard
- LB Kyzir White
- LB Linval Joseph
- DT Ndamukong Suh
- LB T.J. Edwards
- S Marcus Epps
Eagles Coaching Staff in 2023
- Head Coach: Nick Sirianni
- Assistant to the head coach: Tyler Yelk
- Offensive Coordinator: Brian Johnson (replaced Shane Steichen this offseason)
- RB coach: Jamel Singleton
- OL coach: Jeff Stoutland
- WR coach: Aaron Moorehead
- TE coach: Jason Michael
- Assistant QB coach: Alex Tanney
- Assistant TE coach: T.J. Paganetti
- Assistant OL coach: Roy Istvan
- Passing game coordinator: Kevin Patullo
- Offensive assistant: Marcus Brady
- Offensive assistant: Evan Harrington
- Quality control: Eric Dickerson
- Defensive Coordinator: Sean Desai (replaced Jonathan Gannon this offseason)
- DL coach: Tracy Rocker
- LB coach: D.J. Eliot
- DB coach: D.K. McDonald
- EDGE coach: Jeremiah Washburn
- Assistant LB coach: Tyler Scudder
- Assistant DB coach: Taver Johnson
- Nickels coach: Ronell Williams
- Quality control: Mike DiAngelo
- Special Teams Coordinator: Michael Clay
- Assistant special teams coach: Joe Pannunzio
- Special teams quality control: Tyler Brown
Predicting the Eagles Depth Chart
- QB: Jalen Hurts, Marcus Mariota, Ian Book, Tanner McKee
- RB: Rashaad Penny, D’Andre Swift, Kenneth Gainwell, Boston Scott
- WR: A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith, Olamide Zaccheaus, Quez Watkins
- TE: Dallas Goedert, Jack Stoll, Grant Calcaterra
- LT: Jordan Mailata, Brett Toth
- LG: Landon Dickerson, Sua Opeta
- C: Jason Kelce, Cameron Tom
- RG: Cam Jurgens, Tyler Steen
- RT: Lane Johnson, Jack Driscoll
- DE: Josh Sweat, Derek Barnett, Brandon Graham
- DT: Fletcher Cox, Jordan Davis, Jalen Carter, Milton Williams, Marlon Tuipulotu
- EDGE: Haason Reddick, Nolan Smith, Patrick Johnson
- LB: Nicholas Morrow, Nakobe Dean, Davion Taylor, Shaun Bradley
- CB: Darius Slay, James Bradberry, Avonte Maddox, Kelee Ringo, Eli Ricks, Josh Jobe
- S: Reed Blankenship, Sydney Brown, Terrell Edmunds, K’Von Wallace
- K: Jake Elliott
- P: Arryn Siposs
2022 Results and Standings
The Eagles took the NFL by storm in 2022, finishing with a commanding 14-3 record that might have been even better had Hurts not missed two games with a shoulder injury. They were a dominant force by most measures, ranking third in offensive yards and points produced. The defense was first in passing yards allowed, first all-time in sacks, and only showed weakness against the run when Jordan Davis was hurt.
Some doubted whether the Eagles’ playoff run to the Super Bowl was valid, considering how bad their competition was. A 38-7 blowout win against an undermanned Giants squad was one thing. However, their 31-7 dismantling of San Francisco was aided by Brock Purdy’s torn UCL in the opening minutes of the game.
The Eagles quickly put doubts to rest once they faced off against the Chiefs. Up 24-14 at halftime against Kansas City, Philadelphia was in prime position to cap off one of the best breakthrough seasons in recent history with a Lombardi Trophy. Alas, the offense bogged down, scoring 11 in the final 30 minutes of game time, and the defense ran out of gas at the finish line.
As with most top teams, the Eagles lost a significant chunk of talent. Both of their primary coordinators departed for head coaching jobs, focusing on in-house options who could help him “manage the game better.” In most years, this team would’ve won the Super Bowl. They were that deeply talented.
2023 Power Ranking and Season Outlook
It’s not uncommon for teams to take a step back even after so much success in the previous year. Despite that, PFN Analyst Dalton Miller has the Eagles ranked No. 2 in his post-draft 2023 NFL Draft Power Rankings after Roseman walked out of the draft weekend with three Georgia Bulldog defenders who fit the defense perfectly.
With most of the key on-field cogs back in place from last year, expectations are high again. Outside of injuries, the biggest threat to the Eagles is likely going to come from within the NFC East.
The Cowboys and Giants both improved this offseason, and the division was already a slogging experience. Set to face the AFC East and the Chiefs in non-divisional games this season, the Eagles will have to work hard to win the NFC crown again.
Losing defensive tackle Javon Hargrave to the 49ers was a massive departure that also helped their foe. For as good as San Francisco is, it’s hard to look at them as a direct threat to any of the NFL’s elite teams due to their quarterback situation. Purdy is good, but he’s not great, and that will be exposed in premier matchups come January.
Sirianni will need to keep his soldiers sharp throughout the season. New coordinators can bring great ideas, but they can also be overwhelmed or downgraded. We expect Philadelphia to be right back in the NFC Championship Game next year, but it’s far from a given despite having arguably the best roster in the NFL.