Here is your daily reminder that the Philadelphia Eagles won Super 52! But what have they been up to since then? The Eagles have been fairly quiet when it comes to signing free agents this season. They have however done a solid job of acquiring veteran depth players. Let’s take a quick look at the Most Valuable Signings on both offense and defense.
MVS Offense – Mike Wallace
Wallace has been around the block. With stops in Pittsburgh, Miami, Minnesota and most recently Baltimore, he is no stranger to free agency. He comes into Philadelphia looking to replicate the deep threat role that Torrey Smith played last season. Wallace is a similar player to Smith in that they are both burners. Wallace put up better stats across the board than Smith, yet somehow the Eagles were able to sign him to a cheaper deal than what Torrey Smith was due. One area that the veteran wideout excels in is securing catches as he had only three drops compared to Smith’s seven in 2017. All in all, the Eagles were able to get a cheaper, more productive deep threat and that is a positive.
MVS Defense – Paul Worrilow
The Eagles haven’t made many big defensive signings this offseason (Michael Bennett was acquired via trade). However, Worrilow is a great depth addition coming over from Detroit. Ngata was the headline signing although he may be a shell of himself at this point in his career (only played five games in 2017). Worrilow is also a few years removed from his prime but for what the Eagles will ask him to do he is a good fit. the Linebacker is somewhat the opposite of Kendricks. Kendricks excels in using his speed to get sideline to sideline and cover opposing tight ends and running backs. Worrilow is not great in coverage, but the Eagles will use him as a reserve and in obvious running situations. Do not expect Worrilow to lineup 1-on-1 with Rob Gronkowski, but do expect to see him blowing up lead blockers to impact the oppositions running game along with contributing on special teams.